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Ten million children worldwide die from lack of healthcare

AP/Yahoo News, May 6, 2008

More than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 do not get basic healthcare, leading to nearly 10 million deaths annually from treatable ailments, according to Save the Children's global report. The report stated that nearly all of the deaths occur in the developing world, with poor children facing twice the risk of dying compared to richer children. Wide disparities in healthcare for the poorest and best-off children were seen even in the highest-ranked countries in terms of well-being for mothers and children.