ANGOLA, WEST AFRICA
A high rate of child deaths
Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2005
Angola still has one of the highest rates of child mortality in the world, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative Mario Ferrari said, and challenges relating to children remain huge.Three years after the end of the country's 27-year civil war, " the long period of war dismantled the social services, weakening them in a radical way. The effect is that Angola has a child mortality rate of 250 per 1,000 - one of the highest in the world," claims Ferrari.
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