6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?

UNDP Georgia children health
Medical check-up in a rehabilitated clinic in Nikozi - a small village in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia. April 2011. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

The reform process in the health sector, especially rehabilitation of primary and hospital facilities (including new equipment and technologies), establishment of new guidelines and protocols, expanding of state financing for children programs, increase of accessibility and affordability of population to high quality medical services, determined stable trend of decreasing under –five child mortality in Georgia from 19.4 per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 12.0  in 2011 and infant mortality rate from 18.1 per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 11.0 in 2011. Source: Statistical Yearbook, Health and Health Care, Georgia 2012, Ministry of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs, National Centre for Disease Control

UNDP's work in Georgia

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