6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?

TARGET 9. Reduce by 4 times, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

Difficult toachieve
Achievable with more effort
*Fully achieved

Mongolia recorded a decline in under-five mortality rate from 97.2 deaths per 1000 live births in 1990 to 18.9 in 2012. In terms of the actual number of infant deaths, there has been remarkable decline of 76.1 percent from 4,789 deaths in 1990 to 1,143 in 2012.

Despite the remarkable overall decline over the last 22 years, the under-five mortality rate is higher than the national average in 11 aimags and the infant mortality rate is higher than the national average in nine aimags. This suggests a need to ensure uniform access to health care across the country.

The main causes of high under-five mortality rate are neonatal disorders, respiratory diseases, child injures, and poor provision of pediatricians in aimags and their low skills, lack of parental knowledge in looking after infants and under-developed infrastructure.

The coverage of infants immunized against measles has been above 90 percent throughout the past decade indicating that overall infants have good access to health services.

Thus, Mongolia has achieved the target of 4 times reduction in under-five mortality rate by 2012.

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Source: MDG indicator's database, NSC