A new report sheds light on our most vulnerable members of society. How is CCFC helping?
More than 2.5-million babies die annually before their one-month birthday, reports UNICEF in its new Every Child Alive report.
Many of these tragedies are preventable. “More than 80 percent of newborn deaths are the result of premature birth, complications during labour and delivery and infections such as sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia,” reads the report.
In short, many babies die due to inadequate access to quality healthcare.
In Ethiopia, the report notes a mortality rate of 27.6 per 1,000 live births. Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, along with its partners, supporters and community members are working to provide healthcare and nutrition to new mothers and their babies in Ethiopia to keep them healthy.
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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.