Health Care is a Right | UNICEF USA

Since 1990, UNICEF has helped save the lives of 122 million children.
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  • Every day, some 15,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes because millions of children can’t get the care they need
  • Malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are among the top killers of children under the age of 5
  • Nearly half of all child deaths happen in the first 28 days of life
  • Low-cost, proven solutions like oral rehydration salts that help children battle diarrhea have helped bring down the number of child deaths from 12.7 million to 5.6 million
  • One in three births takes place without a doctor or midwife

Meet Widyani. She’s a midwife who’s worked for 22 years giving Indonesian babies the best start in life. Thanks to a UNICEF-supported app, she now has a wealth of vital health information at her fingertips as she covers many miles making home visits by motorbike.

Why Donate to UNICEF? It’s the Smart Way to Make Your Money Go Further for Children

  • UNICEF knows the most effective ways to save children’s lives: By providing vaccines to nearly half of the world’s children, UNICEF protects millions of children from life-threatening diseases each year
  • UNICEF has perfected low-cost solutions that really work: UNICEF provided nearly 1 million families with bed nets to save children from deadly mosquito-borne diseases
  • UNICEF empowers local communities: UNICEF has supported the training of over 240,000 community health workers since 2015
  • UNICEF reaches children where others can’t: 15.2 million women and children have received health care in emergencies thanks to UNICEF
  • UNICEF believes no child should die of preventable causes: UNICEF worked in over 50 countries to eradicate polio last year

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