24 Jan No Child Born to Die: Closing the gaps
In the world’s poorest countries, children are dying at a rate too awful to think about. Preventable illnesses like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea claim 8 million young lives every year.
Without access to the most basic health services, the goal the world has set itself – to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 – cannot be met.
This report analyses three fundamental gaps in healthcare services in poor countries:
the millions of who children miss out on immunisations each year
the shortage of health workers
the severe shortfall in financing for basic healthcare.