nequities of Child Health
World Analysts say that this Global Burden of Disease indicatethat these conditions will continue to be major contributors tochild deaths through the year 2020unless significantly greaterefforts are made to control them. A.
nfant and childhood mortality are sensitive indicators ofinequity and poverty1. children who are most commonly and severely ill, who aremalnourished and who are most likely to die of their illnessare those of the most vulnerable and underprivilegedpopulations of low-income countries;2. even within middle-income and so-called industrializedcountries, there are often neglected geographical areaswhere childhood mortality remains high;3. millions of children are often caught in the vicious cycle ofpoverty and ill health. poverty leads to ill health and illhealth breeds poverty.