Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Girl, Article, Infant Mortality, Health of Children, India, 2009


Tonight a dear brother passed on to me some statistics relating to my work in India and shared with me an enlightening article which in turn is being included here as a link. The girl above has survived the dangers of childhood in this nation and hopes to see the benefits of getting older in spite of the improbability as discussed in the article.

Here are some facts as noted:

'India accounts for over 20% of children’s deaths worldwide from preventable diseases, a larger number than any other country'

'Each year, some 400,000 babies die within 24 hours of being born in India'

'In total, two million children die each year in this country before reaching their fifth birthdays'

'The country accounts for a third of the world’s malnourished children, with 46 percent of those under the age of three considered underweight'

You can read more regarding these figures below, read about this young girl's environment and gain a better understanding of her circumstances.

Children Born Today Will Live to 100. Just Not Here in India.