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UNICEF Lauds Bangladesh Vow to Ending Preventable Child Deaths before 2035

“There’s a lot to learn from Bangladesh. Between 1991 & 2011, under-5 deaths fell by almost 75 %, thanks, in part, to its commitment to innovation & knowledge-sharing,” UNICEF Exec. Dr. Anthony Lake. “The challenge now is to achieve high levels of coverage of existing & new interventions, such as vaccinations & skilled birth attendants, by targeting poorest populations where infant & child mortality remain high.”

Blog Report: PROMISE 4 CHILDREN – “CHILD SURVIVAL CALL TO ACTION” CONVENES, By Ambassador Mo
Child mortality has been reduced by 50% due to new vaccines, improved health care practices, investments in education, & dedication of governments, civil society & other partners, according to UNICEF Press Release. Still, millions of children – most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia – die every year from largely preventable causes before reaching their 5th birthdays. –MORE–
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INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY, Brought to you by Susan Sacirbey

The world celebrates International Children’s Day, 1 June, 2012.  While individual countries have specific targets – Nigeria to eliminate childhood killer pneumonia, China to recognize child health in rural areas, there is room for improvement in all disciplines: health, culture, law, sports, & education. DI’s guest writer Naida Sekic contributes her article re education. –More–

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