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Transcript of child mortality
Child Mortality and MDG4
Child Mortality: The number of children dying under age five years
Fighting diseases such as Malaria, Measles, Polio and HIV, has cut child mortality rates by 41% since 1990.
What the MDG did?
The Atlas of Human Rights by:Andrew Fagan
Defined by TheMedicalDictionary as:
"The condition that develops when the body does not get the right amount of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function."
A child dies of hunger every 6 seconds
Where It Is Happening
UN's Millennium Development Goals.
MDG 4 specific to child health
Goal aiming to have reduced mortality in under 5's by two thirds between 1990 and 2015
Child Mortality & MDG4
Dr. Mona Kamhawi
Child mortality rates are on the decline
Much success in recent years
From over 12 million to 6.9 million
MDG along with UNICEF built more hospitals.
provided delivery beds and medications
offer iodized salt
water purification systems
ADRA animal loan
most of Africa is underdeveloped and poor
45%of the local Ghanaian people live with less than $1 per day.
During the prenatal time of a babies life, his only nutritional resource comes from his mother.
Weak mothers give birth to weak babies
Thank you :)
there are many diseases that are easliy treatable with modern day medicine and new drugs.
also vaccines prevent diseaes such as pneumonia which is one of the major causes of child mortality.
mentor new healthcare practicioners
large scale vaccination campaigns
provide medical care
building more hospitals