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.
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