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Mother and Child Health SI Overview

Written by World Vision Staff on Jun 17, 2021 2:12:25 PM

mother-and-child-health-si-overviewDespite progress made in the last 30 years, many people living in poor rural communities lack access to basic healthcare.

  • Every day, over 14,200 children under the age of 5 still die. Imagine if every child in 30 elementary schools here in the U.S. died today. And every day after that. It’s one child every 7 seconds.
  • The worst part is that most of these children are dying from preventable causes like birth complications, pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria.