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06 Dec 2007 description
report Save the Children

Today, on the day thatthe AU/EU summit opens,more than 13,000 African children under the age of five will die, most from easily preventable illnesses, Save the Children said.

Save the Childrencalled on African leaders to fulfil their promises made in Abujain 2001 to spend at least 15% of their annual budgets on health.

Martin Kirk, Save the Children's Head of Campaigns and Advocacy, said: "Almost five million children under the age of five die each year in sub-Saharan Africa.

"The majority of these deaths are caused by diarrhoea, pneumonia andmalaria - illnesses that …

21 Sep 2007 description
report Malteser

Cologne/Bobo Dioulasso. Malteser International supports the help for the flood victims in Burkina Faso. "Since Wednesday, paramedics of the Burkinabe Association of the Order of Malta are rescuing sick and injured people from the flood areas and bringing them to health centres and hospitals. Furthermore, they have built four community tents to host the people who had to flee from the floods", Dr.