6 Reduce child mortality

Where do we stand?

A doctor conducting a check up on a little child

Egypt is strongly committed toward including the survival and development of children at the core of its policy agenda and throughout past years exerted efforts to improve health care services for all children and provided social protection to children and families in difficult situations.

Progress toward achieving the MDGs in the area of child and infant mortality is clearly noticeable and indicators are showing that Egypt have already achieved the goal for child mortality and is most likely to reduce infant mortality to the stated target by 2015. Disparities by geographic locations (regions, Governorates …) and socioeconomic characteristics, is still prevailing and require specific targeting policies to continue progress at all levels.

Targets for MDG4
  1. Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
    • Under-five mortality rate
    • Infant mortality rate
    • Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles