An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies.The vast majority of these deaths - 5.4 million - occur in the first five years of life, with newborns accounting for around half of the deaths, said the report, that was released on Tuesday."With simple solutions like medicines, clean water, electricity and vaccines" this toll could be dramatically reduced, said Laurence Chandy, an expert with the UN children's fund UNICEF.But without urgent action, 56 million children under five - half of them newborns - will die between now and 2030.Globally, in 2017, half of all deaths in children under five were in sub-Saharan Africa, where one in 13 children died before their fifth birthday.In high-income countries, that number was one in 185, according to the report co-led by UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and the … [Read more...] about Most child deaths preventable: UN
World report on child injury prevention
Welcome to today's live news blog where you will find all the latest news, traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Hull and East Yorkshire on Monday, September 10. If it is happening in our city, you will hear it here first, as well as the latest news from the rest of the country. Our team will keep you up to date with all you need to know throughout the day - from traffic and travel to the latest breaking news. If you spot something going on in the community, please give us a call on 01482 315105 or email [email protected] You can also get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Check the latest weather updates here . Read more: Hull and East Yorkshire news Tre Amici singer at centre of X Factor drama hits out at Simon Cowell Hull welder, 22, diagnosed with rare cancer after going to doctor with persistent cough Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Lidl urgently recall these items over listeria and allergy fears Angry dad fears overgrown hedge on Hull street … [Read more...] about Hull Live: Breaking news from Hull and East Yorkshire on September 10
A diverse range of global leaders have responded to the US-led coalition air strikes in Syria which were orchestrated by the US, Britain and France in the early hours of Saturday morning. The offensive was staged in response to last week’s chemical attack in Douma, Syria, which is believed to have killed at least 75 people. Canada, China, the European Union, Germany, Iran, Israel, Russia and Turkey issued the following statements: Canada Prime minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement issued from Lima, Peru: “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in last week’s attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria. Read more We must exhaust international law before dropping more bombs in Syria Congress members call for comprehensive Syria strategy after strikes Russia warns of ‘consequences’ for US-led strikes Read Donald Trump’s statement ordering Syria air strikes in full James Mattis … [Read more...] about Syria news: How the world has responded to US-led coalition air strikes
0 Comments The ceasefire suicides: Since the Good Friday Agreement, more people have died by taking their own lives than were killed in the Troubles. Why is this? And what can be done to prevent further deaths? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk For me, the year 1998 is bookended by two events. The first one will stand out in the minds only of those who lived through it or were directly impacted. In the 20 years that have passed since, I haven't heard it mentioned again. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/the-ceasefire-suicides-since-the-good-friday-agreement-more-people-have-died-by-taking-their-own-lives-than-were-killed-in-the-troubles-why-is-this-and-what-can-be-done-to-prevent-further-deaths-36804919.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36804918.ece/66324/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-14_lif_40087789_I5.JPG Email For me, the year 1998 is bookended by two events. The first one will stand out in the minds only of those who lived through it or were … [Read more...] about The ceasefire suicides: Since the Good Friday Agreement, more people have died by taking their own lives than were killed in the Troubles. Why is this? And what can be done to prevent further deaths?
THIS is the horrific moment a toddler was almost crushed to death after pulling over a chest of drawers. The unidentified young boy was filmed curiously looking inside each draw in his family living room on Monday at around 7pm in Udon Thani, Thailand. The young boy had teetered away from his younger brother who was playing on the sofa. In an apparent bid to see the full contents of each draw he tried to climb up them. But on his way up, he accidentally pulled on one with too much force, causing it to topple down. The boy can be seen crushed under the chest as several items dropped on his head, as his mum rushed to his aid. The World Health Organisation launched a report on child injury prevention, which claimed almost 20 per cent of hospital-related injuries in a child's first year are furniture-related incidents. WHO urged developing countries to create standards for families to follow. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission urged consumers to follow the manufacturer's … [Read more...] about Horror moment toddler is nearly crushed to death after pulling over chest of drawers