Child Mortality

Without Improving Early Years Support Our Children Cannot Be The Healthiest In The World

Jon Ashworth | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

At the very heart of my ambition to make child health and wellbeing a national priority is my determination to drastically improve early years support for children and parents, and a national breastfeeding programme must be at the heart of this strategy.

Child Deaths: We Must Look at Disparities Within Countries Too

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

If health information was broken down by ethnicity, action could be taken to target resources in the areas that need them most, and importantly, we would uncover the underlying causes of health inequality.

Education Transforms

Pauline Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. There's a huge gap between that goal and reality, however: 250million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.

UK's Child Mortality Performance Is Unacceptable

Enver Solomon | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics
Enver Solomon

One of the most shocking statistics relating to children in our country is the fact that five lives under the age of 14 would be saved each day if our record on child mortality was the best in Europe - that's the equivalent of 1600 avoidable child deaths a year; a truly startling figure.

UK Aid, Imperialism and Child Mortality

David Dominic | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK
David Dominic

We are reminded that we must pay careful attention to the UK aid system and identify aspects which may be unhelpful or harmful to the poor. Once we begin this task, we very quickly find that there are many aspects of UK aid which are potentially harmful.

A Golden Moment to End a Golden Summer

Adrian Lovett | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Lovett

Our Olympic and Paralympic heroes deserved every bit of the great parade we saw last week. But why didn't this celebration happen again yesterday? That's when the UN announced that the number of children dying each year under the age of five has fallen by 41% since 1990. While 12 million died in 1990, just under seven million lives were lost in 2011. That's 14,000 a day less than were dying in 1990. The progress made in reducing child deaths must be one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. Yet there was no tickertape parade.

Hunger Hits The World's Poorest Families As Food Prices Soar

PA | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

The world's poorest families are cutting back on food and sending children out to work in order to survive, according to a survey by Save the Children...