According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) over 395,000 babies were born on 1st January 2019. These babies deserve the best start in life. It is their right.
But too many babies will not survive their first year or even their first month. 7,000 newborn babies die every day.
These children are not dying because we don’t have the tools to save them. More than 80 per cent of all newborn deaths are caused by preventable and treatable conditions, including complications due to prematurity or during delivery, and infections like sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia.
By making sure every mother and baby has access to affordable, quality care, we can save newborn lives.
No parents should experience the heartbreak of watching their child suffer or die.
Make a New Year’s Resolution to help give every baby a happy and healthy first year.