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20 Jun 2011 description
report EastAfrican

By Kevin Rudd

Posted Sunday, June 19 2011 at 13:04

There is something magical about a child under five – those baby years, when you witness their first smile, their first step, their first word.

Unfortunately, every year almost eight million children with entirely preventable diseases never make it to that special 5th birthday. And all too often the lack of a simple needle — your everyday baby checkup and immunisations — is the reason for this. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.