In January, Save the Children UK launched its most ambitious campaign to date, No Child Born to Die. Every year 8 million children under five die from illnesses we know how to treat or prevent, such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and measles.
Save The Children is focusing on the provision of vaccinations and healthcare workers.
In June there is a meeting in London hosted by David Cameron and attended by other world leaders. Save The Children aims to make as much noise as possible to ensure the funding shortfall for vaccinations (4.7 billion) is met by all the donor countries…to fully fund vaccines for every child in the world.
So why am I writing this? Because I was tagged by Vegemitevix, who writes a first hand account of the tragic impact lack of vaccinations has on people’s lives, and because you can do a little bit to be a part of this campaign.
Please sign the petition and consider joining in the crafty meme – :
- Ask you child/children to draw a picture of themselves either now or in the future.
- Blog about it and include details of the campaign and the petition. But be quick! The petition closes on 29 May.
- Tag your friends.
I know that tagging and memes can be a bind but they can build awareness in a short space of time for important causes like this one. And it is worth the hassle and having to try and work out who to tag…
No child is born to die…every child is born to shine.
And with that I am tagging (but please, if you’re reading this, write a blog, and would like to join in, do, do, do!):