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.
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.