17,000 children die unnecessarily every single day.
Imagine a stadium filled to capacity.
This number is all the more appalling because so many of these deaths are the result of causes that we know how to prevent and treat, such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.
We can and therefore we must give every child the best possible start in life.
We can do it. Ten years ago, world leaders promised to create a world fit for children, and in doing so, helped save and enhance the lives of millions of children. The number of child deaths has fallen dramatically over the past decade, thanks to the efforts of governments, civil society, the private sector and countless individuals around the world. These efforts can be as simple as a vaccination, a bed net, clean water, or a knit cap for a premature baby’s head.
Please pledge your support to the growing movement of governments, NGOs, companies, and individuals committed to reaching every last child.
With your help, we will send a passionate message to world leaders: No child should die from preventable causes. And, we will send a powerful message to the world’s children: We will not break our promise to you.