Celebrate Child Health Day with Save the Children

We have much to celebrate this Child Health Day. Since 1990, the number of children dying every year has been cut in half – down from 12 million that year to 6.6 million in 2012.  Moreover, this progress is accelerating. Sub-Saharan Africa has reduced child deaths since 2005 at five times the rate it achieved from 1990 to 1995. Even in countries that are lagging behind, especially in West and Central Africa, rates have reduced by 40% since 1990. For the first time in history, there is a realistic prospect of ending preventable child deaths within a generation.

NEWSDAY TUESDAY: “Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature”

“Where are women’s voices on the issue of climate change?” asks Tabby Biddle in the Huffington Post this week. Fresh from a week of conversations about the world’s biggest issues, Biddle writes on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This group, convened by the UN, evaluated nearly seven years of new research on climate science and released their findings last week. In short: “global warming is indeed happening and human activity is the main culprit.”

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