Stop millions of children dying unnecessarily: #MakeAChildCry

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Children often cry at the doctor’s. Big needles and mask-wearing medics are scary.

But what’s more scary is that a child dies every seven seconds from lack of care.

Four million children under five die each year from conditions such as measles, polio, diphtheria or diarrhoea that could easily be prevented by a simple treatment or vaccination.

For over 35 years, Doctors of the World has fought to improve access to medical care for the most vulnerable people.

We are currently witnessing a period of low investment and a squeeze on healthcare budgets across the world.

The NHS is under pressure from increasing patient numbers and a decreasing budget. In Greece, the public health system has been a top target for cuts to finance the country’s debts.

Children will be the biggest losers in the race to save money.
Join us in demanding better investment in healthcare systems globally so that no child is prevented from seeing a doctor (however frightening that may be).

Make a child cry. Save their life.

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