Meet Nala

June 14, 2012 BY Eric Porterfield


Every year, more than 7 million children die from preventable diseases before their fifth birthday. With so many statistics like this, it becomes hard to wrap our minds around what that means. It means that every day, not one, but thousands, of mothers lose a child to a disease that existing, simple solutions could prevent. A bed net could protect a child from malaria, a vaccine could protect him or her from pneumonia or measles.

We have the tools we need to make sure every child, everywhere sees their fifth birthday, and they grow up to use other tools, like clean-burning cookstoves and access to voluntary family planning, to keep the cycle going.

Through our campaigns and initiatives, the UN Foundation works hard to raise awareness and funding to support the life-saving work of the UN and its partners around the world.

Below, learn about the tools and programs that help Nala, and millions of children like her, to not only live until their fifth birthdays, but also grow up to be healthy, well-educated moms who have safer pregnancies and healthy children.

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Submitted by Khadim Ali Shah on: June 19, 2012 Every one like to appreciate hard and dedicated work of UN for the development activities of in different countries. I think this is one of part of development. Wishing you best. Khadim Ali Shha Marvi Rural Development Organization Sukkur Sindh Pakistan
Submitted by kehinde oluwole ajolopo on: June 18, 2012 truly a cause 2 follow...
Submitted by Mohammad zakir khan on: June 14, 2012 Its a moment of pleasure for the children of world that UN is ready to eradicate child issues through out the world, next very important thing is how to bring up child mind for coming challenges of the world. As we know that the planet earth is shifting from materialism to spiritualism, now we must think what we have plan spiritual needs of children. Let we have to made ground survey at least one survey in each country to identify spiritual challenges of children, then we can arrange gigantic gathering to finalise programmes to launch, parents knows the challanges of children let we ensuare the participation of parents in gigantic gathering. Thanks, Mohammad zakir khan development practitioner kpk pakistan
Submitted by Sharon Sullivan on: June 14, 2012 Share the word, educate the people, the children.
Submitted by Saeed Khan Falahi on: June 14, 2012 All the children must be given all opportunities so that they could live a happy and healthier life.

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