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نيويورك -  لقد توفي سنة 2015 حوالي 5،9 مليون طفل تحت سن الخامسة وجميعهم تقريبا في الدول النامية وذلك من أمراض يمكن الوقاية منها أو معالجتها بسهولة . إن هاك حوالي 200 مليون طفل ومراهق لا يلتحقون بالمدارس الإبتدائية أو الثانوية بسبب الفقر بما ذلك 110 مليون لا يلتحقون بالمدارس الإعدادية طبقا لآخر الإحصائيات وفي كلتا الحالتين فإنه بالإمكان إنهاء تلك المعاناة بتمويل عالمي محدود.

إن الإطفال في الدول الفقيرة يموتون لأسباب –مثل الولادة غير الآمنة والأمراض التي يمكن الوقاية منها باللقاحات والإلتهابات مثل الملاريا والتي تتوفر علاجات لها منخفضة التكاليف وسوء التغذية-والتي تم القضاء عليها تقريبا في الدول الغنية ولو أردنا عالما أخلاقيا يتوجب علينا بذل أقصى جهودنا لإنهاء مثل تلك الوفيات .

في واقع الأمر فلقد بذل العالم جهودا محدودة فلقد إنخفضت وفيات الإطفال إلى أقل بقليل من نصف العدد المسجل في سنة 1990 والذي وصل إلى 12،7 مليون طفل وذلك بفضل التمويل العالمي الإضافي للتحكم بالإمراض الذي تم تقديمه من خلال مؤسسات جديدة مثل الصندوق الدولي لمحاربة الإيدز والسل والملاريا .

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