Why are the most vulnerable forgotten?

One Just World joins with World Vision to launch its Global Health Campaign Child Health Now

Over nine million children under five are dying each year. We have the solutions to make a difference, so why is this still happening?

One in every twelve children in Cambodia die before their fifth birthday. Similar situations are happening every day in developing countries around the world. Many die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria. Through the Millennium Development Goals wealthy countries like Australia promised to tackle this situation. We all have a moral responsibility to help. Australia has made some progress, but much more needs to be done.

We know that two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented within five years. The solutions are simple and low cost. Breastfeeding, improved maternal health and clean water can save lives right now.

What’s missing? We’re not working together. Poor communities, international organisations, governments and people in developed countries, including Australia, all need to join forces to tackle this shocking violation of children's rights and stop children from dying. It can be done but we need your help. Come along to this special One Just World forum to find out how you can use your voice to speak up for the rights of children everywhere.

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  • Venue BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC,
  • Date & time 25/11/2009 5:30:00 PM