Due to a highly effective global vaccine program, the proportion of children under five who are chronically infected with Hepatitis B has plummeted significantly—to just under 1%. This is down from around 5% in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from the World Health Organization.
SB 265 will require that all public school students have a “state reimbursable” meal provided by the school “even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees.”
From 2000 to 2017,96 low-to-middle-income countries that account for the vast majority of deaths of young children lowered their child mortality, according to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation report.
Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child marriage.
New Statistics Canada figures show 278,000 fewer children living below the poverty line in 2017 the first full year of the benefit compared to 2015.
Youth literacy rates in Bangladesh have risen to almost 93%, up from 62% in 2006 and 45% in 1991.
Despite ongoing socio-political uncertainty in the country, the campaign provided children under the age of 10 with vaccines against measles and polio.
The child poverty rate in the United States has fallen to a record low of 16% in 2016. In 1967, it was 28%.