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A mother cradled her 7-day-old son in Tanzania, one of six African nations cited in a new report for reducing child mortality.

Mortality rates tumble for African children

Health programs paying dividends

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / November 22, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Many African countries have sharply reduced the deaths of young children in recent years, saving hundreds of thousands of lives, according to new data from 46 nations that contradict the perception that the world's poorest continent was making little gain against killer diseases. (Full article: 829 words)

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