No Child Born To Die – Save The Children and Pass It On

In January Save the Children launched it’s most ambitious campaign to date, No Child Born to Die. Every year 8 million children under five die from illnesses we know how to treat or prevent, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.

This is my son’s portrait of his future self. An picture drawn by an innocent child. A child who is one of the lucky ones. Some children will never grow up and have a future. Here’s what you can do to help the not so lucky ones:

The Campaign:

Save The Children is focusing on the provision of vaccinations and healthcare workers. In June there is a meeting in London hosted by David Cameron and attended by other world leaders. Save The Children aims to make as much noise as possible to ensure the funding shortfall for vaccinations (4.7 billion) is met by all the donor countries.

If this funding gap is met the vaccines that could then be provided would save the lives of millions of children.

This week 3 bloggers/ vloggers are going to Mozambique to follow the journey of a vaccine from the coldstore in the city right down to a rural community. They will write, make films and tweet about their experiences, the children and families they meet and the challenges of “cold” vaccinations in hot countries.

The bloggers going are diverse, Lindsay Atkin (@Liliesarelike) is a hugely popular YouTuber, Chris Mosler (@christinemosler) is an influential parenting blogger and Tracey Cheetham (@tchee) is a popular political blogger and recently elected councilor.

What you can do:

  • If you have a blog, pass it on. Get your child to draw a self portrait of themselves now or in the future, write a post about it and pass this on by tagging 8 other bloggers.

I am tagging:

HotCrossMum
MyShittyTwenties
Nic’sNotebook
Metajugglamum
MammyWoo
Young&Younger

But please, if you are reading and havent been tagged, take part too and pass it on to more fellow bloggers.

  • Sign the petition to the government for the funding gap to be met, to enable millions of children to receive the vaccinations which could prevent them needlessly dying from preventable diseases. The petition closes on Sunday 29th May, so do it today!

If you are on Twitter, tweet about it using the hashtag #passiton

(Thanks to Rebecca at Mum Of 3 Boys for the tag)

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8 Responses to No Child Born To Die – Save The Children and Pass It On

  1. Hazel Gaynor says:

    Thank you for passing this onto me – it’s a fabulous idea and such an important campaign. I love your son’s self-portrait – mine are on it! x

  2. Ooooh what a lovely picture. So so sweet! He did brilliantly! And yes, they are so innocent.

    Thank you for supporting the Save The Children campaign and completing the This is Me meme. Lovely to have you on board!

    Maggy

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  4. Hi. Thanks very much for the tag.
    Unfortunately my little one – although he loves to draw – could not be persuaded to produce a pic on demand, so I used a couple of smaller incidents which inspired me yesterday to put a post together for a “variation on a meme” 😉
    I used your campaign summary as it was great and it seemed a shame to reinvent the wheel. I hope you don’t mind.
    My post is here: http://metajugglamum.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/no-child-born-to-die-%E2%80%93-save-the-children-and-pass-it-on/
    MJM

  5. Louise Orton says:

    What a great picture! Thanks so much for taking part. Working at Save the Children does make me realise how lucky children are in this country. And it’s great that so many of them are getting involved, trying to secure a better future for those who are not so lucky. We’re going to make as much noise as we can before the June 13 summit. 4 hours to save 4 million lives! Thought you might be interested in Mr Vaccine. Check him out at @MrVaccine. All the best, Louise. (www.savethechildren.org)

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