How many children’s lives have been saved in the last 31 years?

As a follow-up to my previous post about inventions that have saved billions of lives, here’s a fascinating analysis by Our World in Data. It looks at the decline in childhood mortality of the last 31 years.

What’s the impact? 132 million more people are alive today thanks to progress in global health.

“To make the millions who were saved by progress in global health visible, I am asking a simple question: how many more children would have died if the global child mortality rate had not declined?”

Our World in Data


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT