Every six seconds a child dies from a preventable disease.
In poor communities – where a hospital or health clinic can be days away – deadly diseases pose a dangerous threat to defenceless children.
Pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria account for 31% of all deaths among children under five. These diseases are all preventable and are claiming the lives of children before they’ve had the chance to put up a fight.
You can help make sure these diseases don’t get the opportunity to take hold.
Your support could help train community health volunteers who can educate families about how to spot the symptoms of life-threatening diseases in time to access treatment, and ongoing care. They’ll also learn how to identify danger signs early within their communities and provide immediate precautions that could save a child’s life.
Children living in disadvantaged and remote communities need your support today. With early intervention and timely treatment, families can defend themselves against the risk of infection.
Your support could help stop a preventable disease from claiming another child’s life.
Ratios calculated across all of Save the Children’s activities for the year ended 31 December 2016. See our 2016 Annual Report for further details.