Global Week of Action 2014: I want all children to Survive 5!
Five years should not be a child’s lifetime. In most homes and families around the world, the birth of a child is a moment of joy, a time of hope and celebration that is relived every birthday. A child’s fifth birthday, in particular, is a milestone. But it’s a milestone that every year, more than 6.6 million children do not live to see. 2 million will die on the day they are born. 4 million won’t make it to their first birthday. It does not have to be this way.
The Global Week of Action running the 1-8 May 2014 is an urgent call for action before the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is missed and millions more lives are lost needlessly. We will also celebrate the success that has been achieved in reducing the deaths of children under the age of five. Over the past 20 years, the number of children dying has nearly halved. But more still needs to be done.
Raise your hands and say “I want all children to survive 5!”
You are vital to making this change happen – join us by taking a simple action like raising your hands and saying “I want all children to survive 5!''. Together, we can seize the momentum and accelerate action to reduce the preventable deaths of mothers and children, before the MDG deadline at the end of 2015.
We have seen that when people across the world stand together and act on their belief, that change is possible. The Global Week of Action is just 6 months away. Sign up for updates , information and ways to get involved to take action for Child Health Now’s Global Week of Action in 2014 for children, to remind leaders they need to finish the job, to reach the unseen, uncounted and invisible children who live life on the margins.
Your voice and actions can create a world where all children can survive 5. Here's what you can do:
- Register your interest in taking part in the Global Week of Action and receive updates
- Email Ben_Grierson-Hill@wvi.org if you or your organisation are interested in partnering with us!
- Global Week of Action Snapshot Video- check out what happened when over 2 million mobilised in 2012!
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