Children have the power to change the world, yet millions every year do not even reach their fifth birthday because of diseases that can be prevented.
That’s why Unicef is declaring a War on Disease. War on measles, pneumonia and other preventable diseases that claim so many children’s lives around the world.
This World Children’s Day on 20th November, we’re asking Party Leaders to publicly commit to helping end needless deaths of children across the world. And we need your help to tell them to act.
We’re calling on the future UK Government to work with us to help end preventable deaths of children under five.
The situation: In 2019, 20 million children are still not receiving the most basic vaccines, with nearly 1 in 6 deaths of children under five due to pneumonia and 367 dying every day from measles. There can be no more casualties. We must stand up to disease now.
We need the political leadership to make it a reality. You can help us to achieve this change for children.
Join us in asking Party Leaders to mark this World Children’s Day by publicly committing to helping end preventable child deaths.
This will be a big win in the fight against disease. But the resistance won’t stop there. There are critical milestones between now and 2021 where we will ask you to join us in calling on the future UK Government to lead the way globally to help end preventable child deaths.
We’ll do whatever it takes
Unicef helps vaccinate just under half the world’s children, and now we are rallying our troops to help us do so much more. We believe that every child should survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – and that is something worth fighting for.
Together we can win this war. Join the resistance now.