6 Reduce child mortality

Where are we?

Overview on Cambodia MDG4

Of all married women in the age-group 15-49 years, in 2008, 58% were using modern birth-spacing methods, in 2009 it was 63% and in 2010 it was 70%. The CMDG target for 2015, of 87 is well in sight. Next, pregnant women receiving at least two ANC consultations was 83% in 2009, 80% in 2010, and an estimated 41% of the whole year’s expected pregnancies in the first six months of 2011 (i.e. 82% for the year). The targets set by the government are on their way to be met if the present trend is accelerated a bit. The key to success is to sustain and enhance this performance.

Targets of IMR and CMR have already been met as seen from CDHS data of 2010.

Statement on Cambodia MDG4

It appears that both child and maternal mortality targets have been met. The challenge is to sustain the progress made.

To know more about Cambodia MDG4, please visit UNICEF in Cambodia.

Targets for Cambodia MDG4
  • Proportion of married women using birth-spacing methods by 2015 to be 60
  • Proportion of pregnant women with two or more Antenatal Care (ANC) done by skilled health personnel by 2015 to be 90
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