In 1990, the number of under-five deaths was 12 million. 12 million! That means on average 1 million children dying every month. Over the years, the rates have fallen to 6.9 million in 2011, approximately. This means that 14,000 fewer children died each day in 2011 than in 2009. Click here for more information.
There’s progress to be celebrated and a lot work ahead of us.
This month, I participated in the launch of a campaign called “Believe in ZERO”, created and led by the US Fund for UNICEF. It is based on the belief that ZERO children should die of preventable causes. This is what you can do to help:
1) Watch the Video
2) Take action! Take the ZERO Pledge