Every day 1,500 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth that could have been prevented. Each day 10,000 newborns die within a month of birth, and daily the same number of babies are also born dead.
Nearly 115 million children are out of school. Globally, some 53 percent of the children out of primary school are girls, meaning that for every 100 boys out of school, 115 girls are in the same situation.
Malaria kills approximately 1 million children per year, many of them under age 5 and most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In developing countries, one in every six infants is not immunized against tuberculosis.