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Save the Children in Niger
In Niger, one in six children die before their fifth birthday, and the country’s child mortality rate is the 11th highest in the world. 66% of the country’s population live below the poverty line (US$1.25 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.
Through our support for 260 health centers, we are helping to provide access to free care for more than 500,000 children and 200,000 pregnant women. Our efforts, along with those of other charities and the government, have helped to reduce child mortality substantially, making Niger one of the few sub-Saharan African countries on track to achieve MDG 4.
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Infant Mortality Rate: CIA World Factbook 2012; Life Expectancy at Birth: World Bank's World Development Indicators 2012; National Poverty Rate: World Bank's World Development Indicators 2012; Population: CIA World Factbook 2012; Human Development Index Rank: United Nations Development Program
Last Updated April 2014