What are your chances?
Here’s a thought experiment for you.
Say you are born tomorrow:
What are your chances of having a safe and healthy childhood? Having clean water? Access to health care?
What are your chances of being born in a developed country, with a solid infrastructure and easy access to health care, ?
You are born in a developing country, , just like the majority of children born today.
Every child, no matter where they grow up, should have a chance at a healthy and happy life. But the facts are stark: Nearly 9 out of 10 under-five deaths happen in low- and lower-middle income countries.spin the wheel
17% born in developed country
83% born in developing country
As a child born in a developing country, what are your chances of having access to clean water and working toilets?
Good news, you have access to clean water, soap, and working toilets.
You are going to have to try to stay healthy without clean water, soap, and working toilets.
Globally, 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, including nearly 950 million who are forced to resort to open defecation for lack of other options.spin the wheel
60% have access
40% don’t have access
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Will you get a birth certificate, ensuring that you exist on paper?
Great news! You’ve got a birth certificate, which will help you go to school, access health care, and have a legal identity.
No, and without a birth certificate, it will be difficult — or even impossible — to go to school, access health care, or have a legal identity.
This might not be something you’ve ever worried about, but nearly 1 in 3 births around the world are never officially recorded, depriving those children of their right to a name, public services essential for survival, and nationality.spin the wheel
65% have been registered
35% of children have not been registered
How about healthcare: What are your chances of receiving vaccinations against life-threatening diseases like measles, polio, and tetanus?
Good news! You have access to vaccinations. That means your chances of dying from an easily preventable disease dropped dramatically.
Everyone — everywhere — should have the chance to live a happy, healthy life. But where you’re born can mean you have a harder path to health and opportunity. Without access to vaccinations, your chances of dying from a dangerous, lethal disease are far greater.
Globally, nearly 1 in 5 children under 5 aren’t immunized today. That’s a real problem, but one we can solve: Infant and childhood vaccinations save an estimated 2 to 3 million lives every year, and UNICEF is the world’s largest procurer.spin the wheel
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How’d you do?
Were born in a developing country.
Did have access to clean water and adequate sanitation.
Did get issued a birth certificate.
Did get vaccinated.
Life without vaccines, a birth certificate, or sanitation is difficult, and far too many children around the world live — and die — under these conditions.
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