One of the world's poorest countries, Niger, ranks highest in a new report by Save the Children which evaluates countries' progress in tackling preventable child deaths in an equitable and sustainable way.
More than 18 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 5 years
104 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $1 a day
Save the Children works in six districts in Niger with integrated programs of health, nutrition and protection, delivering lifesaving support for children in the greatest need. While Niger's under-five child mortality rate remains high in comparison to many other countries, Niger is on track to achieve the fourth UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG 4) to reduce preventable under-five mortality rates by two-thirds in 2015. But what sets Niger apart from other countries that have reduced their under-five mortality rate by two-thirds is Niger is meeting a critical "triple bottom line"-reducing child mortality and doing it in an equitable and sustainable way. This means that Niger's progress has benefited children across all income groups, boys and girls equally, and in rural areas, as well as urban slums. Moreover, Niger's success has happened in spite of scarce resources and recurring droughts.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 128,048 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 67,975 families
feed their children
gave 238,157 children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014