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After the genocide in 1994, Rwanda now has its act together and reduced deaths among under five-year-old children by 67%. After two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, nearly 70% of Liberia’s rural residents have access to care, the proportion of women giving birth with skilled assistance has shot from 55% to 90%. Senegal halved its rate of child stunting from 34% to 17% – far more than expected based on its economic growth. In 1992, Ethiopia was one of the world’s poorest countries. By 2016 its stunting rate had fallen from 67% to 38%. Its agricultural productivity also more than doubled, primary school enrolments quadrupled, immunisation rates more than doubled and open defecation fell by more than 50%, writes Charles Onyango-Obbo for The East African.

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