6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?


There have been fluctuations in child mortality rates over the past few years in the Maldives. Photo: UNDP Maldives 2012.

Maldives achieved the target in 2005, having reduced under-five mortality from 48 per 1000 live births in 1990, to 16 per 1000 live births in 2005. However, there have been fluctuations in child mortality rates over the past few years and progress needs to be closely monitored. Maldives has also maintained close to universal vaccination for EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization) vaccines over the years and has one of the highest vaccine coverage in the South Asia region. Furthermore, the country has attained self procurement of all major vaccines, thus further strengthening the immunization programme.

1.44 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
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