6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?


Efforts to reducing child mortality rates have been in step with the MDGs. This was demonstrated by the mortality rate of under-five children that went down from 97 (1991) to 44 per thousand live births (2007); the lowered infant mortality rate that went down from 68 to 34 per thousand births; and the lowered neonatal mortality rate that went down from 32 to 19 per thousand births. In the meantime, the proportion of under-1 children that received measles immunization went up from 44.5 percent (1991) to 87.30 percent (2011).

UNDP's work in Indonesia

  • Aceh Disaster/ Photo by Wahyu Wening

    Reclaiming land, reclaiming livelihoods

    The small village of Kareung Ateuh nestled at the foot of a staggering lush green mountainside in Aceh Jaya district, was one of the areas affected more

Declining under-5, infant, and neonatal mortality rates


1.69 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG4
  1. Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
    • Under-five mortality rate
    • Infant mortality rate
    • Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles