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reduce child mortality

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Transcript of reduce child mortality

REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY!
MILLENIUM TARGET:
Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five child mortality rate.
How Much Progress Has The UN Made?
The United Nations has been making progress. The UN has found out that child mortality rates have decreased by about 28% from 1990-2008.They have dropped from 100-72 deaths per 1000 live births. Still 9 million children die each year before they reach their 5th birthday. Child death rates have actually increased from 4 million in 1990- 4.4 million in 2008.
The World Cares For Reducing Child Mortality!
Most countries have made progress in reducing child mortality. 1\3 of the 49 least developed countries have been trying to reduce child mortality. 10 countries are on track of meeting the millennium MDG goal target. Child mortality rates have been more than halved in northern Africa, eastern and western Asia, south Central America and the Caribbean. The highest rate of child mortality is found in sub-Saharan Africa, and they have made no progress in the recent years.
What Causes Children To Die?
There are lots of diseases and violence in the world. One of the causes that children die from are diseases. Some of the most common diseases are Malaria, HIV, Pneumonia, and diarrhea. Malaria a parasitic disease that involves high fever, shaking chills and anemia (which is a condition when the body does not have enough red blood cells.)HIV is one of the worst diseases, which anyone will ever hear about.HIV is a virus that damages your body’s immune system cells. Aids is an advanced stage of the virus HIV. Pneumonia is a lung infection, which can be caused by different types of germs. These are some of the life-threatening diseases that cause child mortality.
How Are Countries Working Towards The Goal?
A lot of countries are trying their best to reduce child mortality. They are giving thier children vaccine (also known as immunization.)Giving children vaccine helps save millions of lives, prevent illnesses and is recognized as one of the most effective public health creations. Egypt, Vietnam, and Bangladesh have already past the MDG target for reducing child mortality. The UN is also trying to promote breast-feeding in Cambodia. They are trying to increase the rate of breast fed babies from 13% - 60% between 2000-2005. The UN also wants to provide mosquito nets in Pongo, Gaban, Maili, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. More than 3 million insect proof and anti malaria nets have been provided to children, pregnant women and refugee in Africa. The UN is pushing the countries to try harder.
How We Can Help?
No one wants their children to die, so we should all help little by little to try and change the world. We all should use our time and money wisely, like donate our money to charities and do volunteer work. Second, if you know that a women is pregnant, like your mom or your aunt, help them eat healthy and make them exercise, so their unborn child can be healthy and safe. We can also help by telling other people like our friends to help reduce child mortality. Remember, one person can make a big difference.
Credit:
BY: Insia
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