Are you familiar with Five for 5? It’s part of World Vision’s Global Child Health Now campaign.
The premise is “Five years is not a child’s lifetime,” and the goal is to influence world leaders attending the G8 summit this June in Canada.
The site offers some disturbing global statistics:
8.8 million children younger than 5 died in 2008 from mostly preventable health issues such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition and complications at birth.
Another 500,000 moms died in pregnancy, and during or after childbirth.
And in North America, we complain about our health care. I can’t get my head around this, and I can’t imagine what we’ll offer in explanation when we’re facing the Lord.
Click either of the two links above to visit the site and learn how you can help.