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Child Health

Every year more than 6.3 million children under the age of five die from largely preventable causes, such as malaria, diarrhea and malnutrition. This shocking reality has no place in today’s world.

Twenty years ago more than 12 million children died every year – the number has dropped, but not fast enough. Millions of children’s lives can still be saved by simple, tried and tested interventions. World leaders need to know their citizens care about this, and that keeping their commitments to improve maternal and child health all over the world.

Through our Child Health Now campaign, World Vision is working with leaders, governments, the UN and other partners to see an end to the preventable deaths of children around the world.