One of the yearly reports I keep an eye out for is “Levels & Trends in Child Mortality.” The title doesn’t sound especially uplifting, but the 2013 report shows amazing progress. For example, half as many children died in 2012 as in 1990. That’s the biggest decline ever recorded. And hardly anyone knows about it! If you want to learn more — and I’d urge you to — the report has a good “at-a-glance” summary on page 3.