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Save the Children launch ‘No child born to die’

24 January 2011

Today, Save the Children, launched their new campaign, ‘No
child born to die’. The campaign focuses on the plight of children
in poverty, both in the UK and abroad. This campaign comes at a
particularly important time, with the first Child Poverty strategy
and the Budget due in March.

We are looking to
the critical opportunities of the government’s first child poverty
strategy and the Budget, both in March of this year, to see
evidence of the government’s commitment to tackle child poverty and
to ensure that ‘work pays’ for poor families… Our campaign ‘No
child born to die’ aims to close the gaps in immunisation
provision, healthcare workers and finance that prevent children in
the world’s poorest countries gaining access to the healthcare they
need. The hope is that politicians will work together with Save the
Children and our partners to save 15 million children’s lives by
2015.

You can lend your support to this campaign
by signing up on the Save the Children website. It is
already supported by many Labour politicians, including Glenys
Kinnock, so please do help get even more of them behind
it.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Charlie Matthews permalink
    24 January 2011 18:16

    Thanks for writing about the campaign; I hope lots of LCID members will join up!
    If you would like to read the full report, it’s available on the Save the Children website here: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54_14725.htm

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