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The world's most dangerous places for children

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  • Sierra Leone had the world's highest child mortality rate in 2005
  • Under-5 mortalities dropped below 10 million in 2006 for first time in recorded history
  • Nine of the 10 countries with the highest child mortality are in Africa
  • Neonatal causes were the leading causes of child deaths from 2000 to 2003
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