UNICEF Says 69 Million Children Under Five Will Die From Preventable Causes By 2030

Posted: Jun 28 2016, 6:01am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 29 2016, 9:50am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

UNICEF Says 69 Million Children Under Five will Die from Preventable Causes by 2030
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  • UNICEF Report shows that many Kids die of Preventable Causes each Year

A UNICEF report has shown that many kids die of preventable causes each year. In fact, by the year 2030, some 69 million children will have passed away due to conditions that could have been prevented.

A UNICEF report lays it on the line that unless disease and poverty are eradicated, over 69 million kids under the age of five years will have died by time 2030 rolls in. The really sad thing is that the causes of their unfortunate deaths will all have been preventable. Such a waste of life which is such a precious thing is a tragedy of the worst kind.

Over 167 million children will also be living below the poverty line which is a shame. Also as if that was not enough, 750 million females will have become child brides which is a brutal practice.

By keeping hundreds of millions of children from reaching their full potential, we deny them their basic rights. This vicious circle of poverty and degradation only contributes to a societal reaction that ends in ruin for everybody.

Unless we empower and educate these children, who represent our future, the global village will be a locale of glaring inequality and economic divisions.

While some progress has been made since the 90s, it is still not enough. Death rates for children and individuals living in poor conditions have decreased by half.

Also boys and girls go to school to attend primary classes in 129 nations around the world. This is a significant improvement. Yet we cannot say that the world and life is a fair thing.

Especially in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa when uneducated mothers give birth to babies, they are likely to die as young as five years of age. This is not so if the mothers are educated though.

Also girls from poverty-stricken households are likely to be married off at a young and tender age. Those females from well-off homes do not undergo this humiliating process.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the situation has hit rock bottom. Half of the 69 million children who will die by 2030 come from this arid and destitute region.

Not only is more education needed, in order to lend the poor inhabitants a passport to the future, but they also ought to be given equality of opportunity and outcome. This is so that they may rise up the economic ladder and manage to survive and thrive.

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