They face a thousand ways to die.Let’s give them a solid chance for…life.
For children in the developing world, the first five years are the most deadly. Thanks to friends like you, we've already helped more than 156,000 children through the Survive to Five Challenge. This year, World Vision's goal to help save the lives of 93,000 more children. Together, we can help put an end to the tragedy of preventable deaths like malaria.Don't let another child be lost.
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What is the Survive to Five Challenge?
For children in the developing world, the first five years are the most deadly, and if a child lives past five, their chances of survival increase dramatically. There are a few basic reasons why children die of preventable causes, and there are simple solutions to prevent those causes. The Survive to Five Challenge is World Vision's focused, high-impact way to give children every chance for survival. Because of World Vision's long history of expertise in helping to save children's lives, we've been awarded grants that will triple the power of all donations to this crucial challenge.
Last year, thanks to generous friends like you, we were able to help more than 156,000 children. Join the Challenge this year in the effort to save 93,000 more children from preventable deaths.
There are a few basic reasons why children die of preventable causes, and there are simple solutions to prevent those causes. We want to focus our efforts to save kids early so they can be healthy for life. To that end, World Vision has committed to supporting the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
By 2015, World Vision will contribute towards a two-thirds reduction in under-five mortality rates by revitalizing efforts among common childhood illness.
In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus speaks to God’s view of selfless compassion when he says, "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40, NIV)
His love for the "least of these" has always motivated World Vision’s work and now inspires this important new challenge to help save the lives of 156,000 children under five in the next year.
The main causes of preventable deaths for children under five in developing countries include:
- Severe malnutrition
- Neonatal Infections
Thanks to government grants, gifts to the Survive to Five Challenge will triple in power to help provide:
- Vaccinations against childhood diseases
- Vitamin A
- Neonatal care for safe birth
- Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, such as Plumpy'Nut® and other peanut based emergency foods
- Clean water
- Bed Nets to prevent malaria
- Skilled birth attendants
- Education about exclusive breastfeeding
- Oral rehydration solution and more
Because of World Vision's long history of expertise in saving children's lives, we've been awarded government grants that will triple the power of all donations to this crucial Challenge. Any gift will multiply 3x to help save lives in many ways.
Your gift to the Survive to Five Challenge supports World Vision programs around the world that improve the health of young children and mothers. You'll help save lives in places where the need is greatest like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Niger, Afghanistan, and more.
Make it personal. By sponsoring a child under five in the developing world, you'll have a personal connection to one girl or boy as your gifts help provide food, healthcare, an education, and more. Sponsoring a child today is a wonderful way to help end preventable child deaths and make a lasting difference. Choose a child to sponsor.