Wednesday, 15 February 2012

No Child Born To Die - Save the Children

Dear Mr Jones, A year ago we launched our most ambitious campaign – No Child Born To Die. We made some major breakthroughs in 2011: Inspiring huge investment in vaccines that will save 4 million children's lives by 2015. Securing commitments to train and equip many more health workers, so children can get to a nurse or doctor when they need to.

But this is only the beginning. We won't reduce child deaths unless we take on the most stubborn underlying cause of a third of child deaths – malnutrition.

That's why we're launching the next phase of our campaign today – to tackle the scourge of hunger and malnutrition.

Malnutrition is a hidden killer. Every hour of every day, 300 children die because they aren't eating enough. Malnutrition also erodes the foundations of the global economy – adults who were malnourished as children earn at least 20% less on average than those who weren't.

The huge support for our No Child Born to Die campaign shows that the British public continue to care deeply about helping the worlds poorest children. We're asking them to support the campaign by naming a day to do one thing to help save children's lives.

Last year the Prime Minister galvanised world leaders to act on vaccines. This year we are urging David Cameron to lead the biggest ever push on hunger and hold a world hunger summit.

Please take a few minutes to read our new policy report or watch the campaign video.

Best wishes,

Bernard Aryeetey
Head of Government Relations
Save the Children