World Vision champions global week of child health

Written by  Sam Phiri

The rate of preventable deaths of Under-five children in the country is expected to be reduced following the ongoing global week of action for Child health currently being championed by the World Vision.

The campaign has reached Zomba, Phalombe, Liwonde, Lilongwe and Karonga The campaign has reached Zomba, Phalombe, Liwonde, Lilongwe and Karonga

This is the fifth Child Health now campaign which has also coincided with the end of Millennium Development Goals due to come to an end next year.

According to the campaign`s coordinator at World Vision Cecilia Maganga, over 6.6 million children die due to preventable causes such as under nutrition.

The campaign would help to reduce the number of children who die from preventable disease.

“This is the foundation of World Vision`s Child Health now campaign combined international action from corridors of power to the communities in which we aim to shift the global political and health agenda in order to save the lives of millions of children,” said Maganga.

She said so far the campaign has reached Zomba, Phalombe, Liwonde, Lilongwe and Karonga.
Maganga said that this year is a critical year as two crucial UN summit towards the end of the year will offer the opportunity to bring about change.

“As leaders we will be meeting this year to chart the way forward for global development following the expiration of the MDGs because there is need to remind world leaders priorities issues and address some of the challenges faced by the poor in a meaningful way,” Maganga added.

She, however, called on Malawians to join millions of people from different communities, CBOs, FBOs, NGOs and leaders around the world to support children who deserve to survive and survive.


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