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6.6 million children under the age of five died in 2012 (WHO).
More than half of these early child deaths are due to conditions that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions. Leading causes of death in under-five children are pneumonia, preterm birth complications, birth asphyxia, diarrhoea and malaria as indicated by World Health Organisation. This deaths are linked to malnutrition children in sub-Saharan Africa are said to be over 16 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed regions. A child’s risk of dying is highest in the neonatal period, the first 28 days of life. Safe childbirth and effective neonatal care are essential to prevent these deaths.
Project3H Foundation is dedicated to contribute in lowering this number.