In September 2013, Ethiopia announced it had achieved Millennium Development Goal 4—reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015—a full year ahead of schedule. In 1990, Ethiopia's under-5 mortality rate was one of the highest in the world at 204 for every 1,000 live births; by 2012, this rate had been slashed to 68 for every 1,000 live births. The United States is committed to help Ethiopia end extreme poverty and its most devastating consequences—child hunger and child death—in the next two decades. Together we will continue Acting on the Call.
Last updated: February 12, 2015