6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?


Cook Islands





On Track

On Track

On Track

On Track

Niue's progress

Health care standards remain considerably high and free to all Niueans. A new national hospital constructed with the assistance of the New Zealand Government has meant a fully equipped and modern medical facilities.  Treatment are made available in-country. Infant mortality is rare with the occasional premature births however, there has been no case reported of maternal mortality during births.  Read more in the Niue CPAP, 2008-2012, pp 3-4.

Samoa's progress

The strong reduction in the proportion for immunised children under one year of age against measles shows that only 56% males and 69.7% females have been immunised, compared to approximately 90% as recorded in the 2004 MDG progress report. This shows that the immunisation program is not as strong as previously thought.  Read more in the Samoa MDGs Acceleration Initiative, p 5.

Where we are globally

Under- five mortality rate, 1990 and 2011 (Deaths per 1,000 live births). Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Big gains have been made in child survival, but efforts must be redoubled to meet the global target.
The target is to reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under five years old mortality rate, from 93 children of every 1,000 dying to 31 of every 1,000.




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