Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Saving The Lives Of 4 Million Children In 1,000 Days | LinkedIn

What will you do with the next 1,000 days of your life? Buy a car? Change jobs? Lose those 10 extra pounds? Save the lives of 4.4 million children? On December 31, 2015, 1,000 days from April 6, we’ll reach the deadline for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. These goals represent the most important effort to improve lives in history, endorsed by leaders from 193 countries and 23 international agencies, and they include three that are dedicated to global health, focused largely on children under 5 and pregnant mothers: Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality — specifically, reducing by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health — including reducing by three-quarters the maternal mortality ratio Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Other Diseases— including eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV and reducing deaths from malaria to near zero To reach the goal of decreasing deaths of children who have not yet reached their fifth birthday to 4 million in 2015, we estimate that 4.4 million children’s deaths must be averted in the next 1,000 days. Can the global community from the South, North, East and