Ten top hot reads provided monthly by our australian colleague Dr Mavis Duncanson
.under-five mortality rate
.percentage of under fives who are moderately or severely underweight
.percentage of primary school-age children who are not enrolled in school.
The data table is also available as an Excel sheet. Our region is surprisingly absent – no Pacific/ Oceania region is described. Australia is included in developed countries, and Fiji in East and South East Asia. Apart from that exclusion, the report provides up-to-date comparative information for key parts of the world, and reminds us of the persisting inequities for so many children internationally, especially in parts of Africa and Asia. There would be many Pacific children in similar circumstances if they were included.