Year Published: 2003

Authors: M Shung-King, P Proudlock and C Smith

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Shung-King M, Proudlock P & Smith C (2003) Fact Sheet nr. 1: Child deaths. Fact Sheet. Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.


Child deaths are one of several important markers of a country’s progress in meeting its fundamental obligations to children. The death of a child is a stark reflection that one or several sectors of society have not adequately promoted and protected the child’s rights to survival and development.