20 Jul 40 million children live in ‘healthcare deserts’
Posted at 15:15h in News
Sarah Boseley, Guardian.co.uk
Around 40 million children under the age of five live in what Save the Children is calling “healthcare deserts”, according to its new report. They don’t get basic vaccines as babies and there is no health worker on hand to supply the oral rehydration therapy that can save the lives of small children with diarrhoea – which kills around 1.5 million a year.