In much of the world, the survival of newborns cannot be taken for granted

Feb 24, 2015 | Washington Post

Writing from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on the international efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality, syndicated columnist Michael Gerson notes:

"Tanzania (along with much of the world) has made rapid progress in reducing child mortality — defined as children younger than 5. In one region I visited, rates have fallen by more than half during the past five years.

...With the help of the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund, Tanzania is making progress against malaria, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant mothers and children younger than 5."

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