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There are three categories in term of periods the child mortality reductions were high (low and middle income countries). The countries selected are the ones conducted the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) and the Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).

The category 1 concerns countries that reduced much the child mortality between 1990 and 2000 (red ring). There are: Madagascar, Malawi, Bangladesh, Indonesia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The category 2 concerns countries that reduced much the child mortality between 2000 and 2010 (yellow ring). There are: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

The category 3 concerns countries that reduced equally the child mortality between 1990-2000 and 2000-2010 (blue box). There are: Namibia, Philippines and Dominican Republic.

Which lessons can we take from these data? (i) We need to recognize that there are good practices in reducing the child mortality in a country. The health systems of the countries should be analyzed to identify what was possible to reduce the child mortality before looking outside. The outside practices require some adjustment and some times are not possible to establish in another country; (ii) The cross analysis of multiple countries may identify global good practices in reducing importantly the child mortality.

The case-by-case deeper analysis of the causes related to the high reduction of child mortality in a specific period of time, will help in the post millennium agenda for much reducing child mortality.