Socially and medically underserved populations often have the worst infant mortality rates. In 1990, almost 13 million of the worlds children five and under died of mostly preventable disease. All too often the statistics surrounding infant mortality are daunting and overwhelmingly sad. In response to the startling numbers, the global community pledged to improve child mortality rates by two thirds between 1990 and 2015. The 2013 UNICEF child mortality progress report brings another year of great news. The total deaths of children under-five declined from 12.6 million to 6.6 million!