Winning the War Against Needless Child Deaths
Last year, more than 7 million children died before they could see their fifth birthday. If that were a war, it could be among the bloodiest in human history. That’s why Save the Children urges Members of Congress to co-sponsor a resolution recognizing the contributions of frontline health workers, and encourages investment to increase their ranks by 1 million.
Last year, more than 7 million children died before they could see their fifth birthday. Most of them are dying from preventable and treatable causes such as malnutrition, diarrhea and pneumonia. This is unacceptable. Basic nutrition and hygiene, vaccines, medicine, and access to frontline health workers who are trained to diagnose and treat these threats are essential to child survival.
We know what works - now we need to make it a reality.
Please call on world leaders to make a commitment to end preventable child deaths.