Sunday, 18 September 2011

Saving lives with words

Photo source: Save the Children

My two daughters are amongst the lucky ones. They have a comfortable home, clean clothes and three meals a day.

If they become ill I don't hesitate to call the doctor, because that's our right isn't it? To get medical attention at the first sign of illness.

But many children aren't so lucky. Children in the world's poorest countries are dying because they can't see a doctor or a health worker. They are dying from illnesses that can be prevented or treated.  They are dying because they are too poor to get medical attention.

You can help. You can make a difference.

Read more about this terrible inequality.

Sign this petition.

Take part in the 100 Word Challenge

Use the #healthworkers hashtag on twitter.

Thank you.