More than 200 million of the world’s children do not receive necessary medical care

International charitable organization “Save the Children” reported that more than 200 million children under 5 years do not receive the necessary medical care. The study included children from 55 developing countries, where every year the infant mortality rate reaches 83% of child mortality around the world. In the Philippines, only 69% of children receive necessary medical care when they need it, with the Philippines, followed by Peru and South Africa. In last place is Ethiopia, where medical care can receive only 16% of children.

The results reflect the existing failure between the rich and the poor regarding the treatment of children. Every child from a rich family in the Philippines receives needed treatment, then at least three low-income children medical care not get. In Peru, the poor child is 7.4 times more likely to die before the age of 5 years than their rich peers.

The organisation urged to unite efforts of the entire planet to reduce child mortality. It is necessary to send well trained professionals to help the poorest and most disadvantaged sections of the population. Also drew attention to the fact that annually we can save the lives of more than 10 million children, if you provide them access to basic medical care. Her chance to live to the age of five should not depend on where and in what family he was born.

The task of the global health system is to ensure that even the poorest children with vaccines, antibiotics and skilled care. Many simple treatments and services that are taken for granted in developed countries, in developing countries, can decide the life or death of a child.

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