Ending Preventable Deaths

So every child can survive past five

Children have the power to change the world, yet millions every year do not even reach their fifth birthday.

Last year, over 5 million children died before their fifth birthday. Shockingly, most of these deaths are because children don’t have access to simple things we all take for granted: things like vaccinations, nutritious food and basic healthcare.

We’re calling on the Prime Minister to deliver on his election pledge and ensure the UK leads the way in ending preventable child deaths.

Together, we can ensure every child can survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.

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2020 is pivotal for child health

Unless we act now, 52 million children will die by 2030, mainly from preventable causes.

The UK is hosting unique global meetings this year – the Global Vaccine Summit and COP26, which lead up to the G7 summit in 2021 in London.

There has never been such a big opportunity to turn words into action.

Our child health report sets out how the UK Government can use these opportunities to galvanise action and inspire countries across the world to help end the heartbreak of preventable child deaths, once and for all.

Children in Aden, Yemen proudly show off their vaccination spots. Vaccine protect children from deadly disease so they can Survive Past Five

Children in Yemen proudly show off their vaccination spots.

We’re making progress

In 2019 we got child health on the agenda

In 2019 our campaigners helped to successfully urge the then International Development Minister, Alok Sharma to commit to ending preventable child deaths. This commitment was then included in the Prime Minister’s election manifesto.

In 2020 we’re asking for action

Our 2020 strategy so far has been to hold the new Government to their promise and our campaigners have been busy doing just that!

Over 20,000 people have already signed our petition and over 2,000 campaigners have emailed their MP to share our child health report, which was welcomed by the Government after Wera Hobhouse MP asked a Parliamentary question.

Campaigners have also been Tweeting our new International Development Minister, Anne-Marie Trevalyn asking her to prioritise child health. You can join them.

Unicef campaigners joined a Day of Action in Parliament to advocate for the Government to recommit to funding vaccines so every child can Survive Past Five

Our campaigners joined a Day of Action in Parliament asking the Government to recommit their funding for vaccines

Children across the UK are writing to the Government asking for commitments to vaccines so every child can Survive Past Five

Children and young people across the UK are writing to the International Development Minister on children's right to health

22 Unicef Ambassador have written an open letter asking the Prime Minister to End Preventable Child Deaths so every child can Survive Past Five

22 Unicef Ambassadors signed an open letter to the Prime Minister asking for action on ending preventable child deaths

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