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UNICEF to launch “Every Child Alive Campaign”

Yesterday, we told you that the first baby of 2018 was born to 28-year-old Arlene Burgess at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Burgess brought her new baby girl, weighing eight pounds twelve ounces, into the world at 12:52 a.m.  UNICEF has pointed out that worldwide 46 percent of all deaths among children under five are babies who die within the first month. It added that more than 80 percent of all newborn deaths could have been prevented and was due to either ‘premature birth, complications during delivery, and infections like sepsis and pneumonia’.  According to Dr. Susan Kasedde, UNICEF Representative in Belize, UNICEF’s New Year’s resolution is quote ”to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month – more than survival.”  In this regard, UNICEF said that this month it will be launching its “Every Child Alive” campaign. The organization said they have seen the need to embark on this initiative in order that affordable and quality health care be made available to every mother and newborn. Furthermore, UNICEF calls on governments and other stakeholders to work together to ensure the survival of millions of children by offering proven, economical solutions.