Pledge to cut child deaths

The Government will today announce a new national pledge to reduce child deaths. The all-cause mortality rate of children from 0 to 14 years in the UK is now amongst the worst in Europe.

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We need more data to identify 'problem areas'

More data is needed to identify the "problem areas" in child deaths, Dr Hilary told Daybreak this morning.

The Government will today announce a national pledge to cut child deaths, being amongst the worst in Europe for child mortality rates.

Dr Hilary said that we need to find out why we are missing the diagnosis of diabetes and asthma, and that the Government's proposals today could help to solve this.

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