I have three children, all of them received vaccinations to protect them from dangerous diseases such as whooping cough and tetanus. Diseases that are easily preventable. Children in developing nations do not have the easy access to these immunisations, that we take for granted.
If one of my children becomes ill, my GP is two minutes away or hospital A & E department, just ten minutes by car. If a child in a developing country becomes ill, medical attention can be hours or even days away. This is why we must raise awareness about the importance of routine vaccinations for these children.
Over two million children die every year from easily preventable diseases. THAT is why this campaign is important. No Child should be Born to Die.
The lives of poorer children in developing countries are just as valuable as the lives of our children. A mother losing a cherished child in a country such as Mozambique, mourns that loss, just as deeply as you or I would.
On June 13th, David Cameron is hosting a vaccine summit. This summit will last for 4 hours and has the potential to save 4 MILLION lives. Please help us to get this message to the world leaders. Bridging the gap in funding for immunisations is essential to save the lives of millions of children.
To find out more about the campaign and our trip, please see: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/50_pass-it-on.htm Then...
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