Ensure all children the best possible start in life.

All children have the right to the healthiest possible start in life. Yet despite impressive improvements in child health, nearly 11 million children under the age of five still die each year. The majority of these deaths could be prevented. Children are dying of measles and tetanus, both which can be prevented with a simple immunization. They are dying of pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea, without access to the medication that could save their lives.

We can start caring for children even before they are born, by caring for their mothers, and it is equally important to enable children to protect their own health. Child-friendly health services must be made available, and children must also learn to seek out appropriate care.

Save the Children UK launches campaign on child survival

I wanted to get in touch to let you know about the new campaign we're launching this morning at Save the Children UK. It's our biggest campaign ever and I hope that pretty soon, you won't be able to avoid it. If we succeed, you'll be reading about it on the way to work, seeing it on TV and hearing about it from friends you never knew cared. More importantly, we'll be channelling all that new energy and momentum towards one simple ambition: saving children's lives.
The campaign starts with an injustice and an opportunity. The injustice is this: nearly ten million children die each year before the age of five - and most of those deaths are avoidable.That's intolerable and has to change. Any ...

World's longest toilet queue

There’s a global crisis affecting 2.5 billion people, and it’s killing more children than malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB combined – the lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation. The World’s Longest Toilet Queue was a mass mobilisation event and Guinness World Record attempt on World Water Day, bringing together thousands of campaigners from 80 countries across the world to demand real change.The queues took place to demand action at the first ever High-Level Meeting on Water and Sanitation held in Washington DC in April. Take a look at this site for more information about what happened on World Water Day and how you can still take action and be involved. Go ahead and make a stand...
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