press release: Timothy Evans, senior director at the World Bank Group called it a cost we simply can't afford, according to CTV. The vast majority of those deaths 5.4 million happened to children under the age of five. The report, co-authored by UNICEF, the World Health Organization WHO and the World Bank Group, found that in total, an estimated 6.3 million children under 15 died in 2017from preventable causes. Newborns who died from complications during childbirth made up approximately half of those deaths. Princess Nono Simelela, assistant director-general for family, women and children's health at WHO, in a press release. Millions of babies and children should not still be dying every year from lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, said Dr. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.