Reducing child mortality – a moral and environmental imperative

May 14, 2017

On September 20, 2010, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED co-hosted TEDxChange, an event reflecting on the progress made against the Millennium Development Goals. On the basis of the most recent data on child mortality, Hans Rosling showed how countries like Kenya and Ghana are now reducing child mortality at an accelerating speed – “Time has come to stop talking about Sub-Saharan Africa as one place”. He also shows the strong correlation between reducing child mortality and decreasing family size and questions why Singapore, South Korea, Chile, & Qatar are labeled “developing countries” in a recent UNICEF report.