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The number of deaths of children under 5 years of age has steadily decreased worldwide, from more than 17 million deaths per year in the 1970s to 5.2 million each year today. However, this impressive progress is nuanced, as significant differences persist between geographic regions. Furthermore, reductions in child mortality have been comparatively modest in low- and middle-income countries, where up to 99% of all global child deaths are now concentrated, a painful reminder of the many inequalities that afflict global health. In this talk, we will explore different innovations designed and thought specifically to improve child survival, and to be applied globally but with an expectation of maximum impact in low-resource countries.