Melinda Gates says it’s the best statistic he sees every year — the number of children dying keeps dropping, thanks to the work of UNICEF and other organizations. How do they do it, what are the obstacles to saving kids in developing countries, and how can the numbers go even lower? On my America Weekend show, I asked Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, and author of “I Believe In Zero: Learning From The World’s Children.”

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Note: on the air I credited the remark about the best statistic to Bill Gates, but it was his wife Melinda who wrote the blog entry I referred to.