More than half of all childhood deaths are caused by diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and preterm birth.
Health Workers Supported
Children are our future. We hear it all the time, “the next generation”, “the leaders of tomorrow”. However, across the world 15,000 children under the age of five die every single day, mainly due to preventable diseases. Our child health work strategically places doctors, community health workers, and vital resources in areas where children are most at risk. Our hope is to provide children with opportunities to be healthy, play, and become the future our world needs.
Why Child Health?
In 2016, approximately 5.6 million children under the age of five died. Four out of every five of of these deaths occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia and are caused by illnesses that are not only treatable, but preventable. More than half of all childhood deaths are caused by diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and preterm birth. All of these causes are preventable through vaccinations, medication, nutrition, and health education.
2.6 million infants die each year during their first month of life. A vast majority of these deaths can be prevented with proven, simple and inexpensive solutions. By providing resources, health education and training to communities in impoverished regions of the world, we can drastically decrease the rates of child mortality.
We believe that health is a human right and that every child deserves access to proper medical care. In collaboration with other organizations and the communities involved, ODW aims to target prevention of illnesses that are responsible for the greatest rates of child mortality. Already we have been involved in 7 projects in 6 countries that aim to provide children with the healthcare and treatment they need. With the help of our partners we have treated over 24,300 children and trained 448 health workers in vulnerable communities.
The under-five mortality rate has reduced by 56% since 1990. We are seeing results, but there is still so much work to be done. Together, by providing resources and training to vulnerable communities, we can eliminate unnecessary deaths of children occurring across the globe.
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