Deadly Numbers

GIVING & SHARING

– 7.6 Million Children died before reaching their 5th birthday*

– Half of these children are from only 5 countries: India, Pakistan, China, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of the Congo* 

– Nearly 17% of all deaths are vaccine preventable^

– 15 Million Children were not immunized. Around 50 % of them are  from only 3 countries: India, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of the Congo+  

*WHO. World Health Statistics 2012. Available at: http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/en/index.html
^WHO, 2012. Vaccine-preventable diseases. Available at: http://www.who.int/immunization_monitoring/diseases/en/ [Date accessed: 28 Jully 2012]
+ Save the Children. 2012. FINDING THE FINAL FIFTH: Inequalities in immunization.

OMG! I was so shock and so overwhelmed with these deadly numbers. Working with Save the Children is an eye-opening experience for me.  I feel connect more to children that I have never had a chance before and also deeply realize the suffering of human…

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