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Monday, November 5, 2012

Raise your Hands so more Children will Survive Five

Around 21,000 children under age five die worldwide mostly DUE TO PREVENTABLE CAUSES and a resounding majority of the deaths come from developing countries. According to the World Health organization, three-quarters of all child deaths are mainly due to causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal conditions, malaria and measles -- all preventable and all may be present in our country.

According also to the WHO, coverage of key child health interventions are low and unequally distributed between and within countries. And this problem must be brought to the attention of everyone including our world leaders and the influential people. This is the wish of World Vision,
a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. For them all children should have a chance to be happy and healthy.

And so they are inviting us to join thousands of people in over 60 countries worldwide in raising our hands for health, especially the health of those under age five so that more children Survive Five.

What we can do? Simple.

Take a photo with your hands raised and show the world by pasting the particular photo on the wall of and perhaps also on your Facebook wall to show support for Survive Five. I invite especially the medical students as well as the students of other health professions, and the pediatricians to show the way. Urge your friends, your barkada to have a group picture with your arms raised. Have fun while helping raise awareness and perhaps the world will take heed and pay attention.

Cebu MD and Cebu Bloggers Society shows you how in the picture below:

Photo credit: Red Yumang of CookMyGarden
Make sure your pictures are up before November 13-20, the first Global Week of Action when World Vision seeks to bring people together across the globe to show support for the children at risk of illness or death from preventable causes.

For more information about the Global Week of Action, just go to the ChildHealthNow website.

Count yourself in and TAKE AND UPLOAD THOSE PICS NOW!

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