Nearly half of all children who die are in five countries: Nigeria, Congo, India, Pakistan, and China, the agency said.
“Progress can and must be made,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s executive director. “When concerted action, sound strategies, adequate resources, and strong political will are harnessed in support of child and maternal survival, dramatic reductions in child mortality are not just feasible, they are morally imperative.”
The top killers are malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the report said, taking the lives of about 6,000 children under the age of 5 every day. A lack of nutrition contributes to almost half of those deaths, according to UNICEF.
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Please read this short post about four or five times to be sure it sinks in. We have managed to cut child mortality in half in the last couple of decades, BUT 6.6 MILLION CHILDREN ARE STILL DYING EVERY YEAR FROM PREVENTABLE CAUSES. Can YOU do something to help?
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis