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Childhood mortality, though most prevalent in


third-world countries such as Africa, is still a
major problem in first world problems like the
United States as well.
Meningococcal infectionWhooping cough
Pertussis influenza measles, mumps,
varicella [chicken pox, and] rubella (Child 2)
are all illnesses that are preventable just with a
simple vaccination but kill thousands of children
each and every year.
Most states in America do not prevent parents
from avoiding vaccinations for religious or
philosophical reasons. Only West Virginia and
Mississippi mandate that all children receive a
vaccination (States).

Works Cited
Black, Robert E. et. al. "Global, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality
in 2008: A Systematic Analysis." Science Direct. WHO, 11 May 2010.
Web. 30 June 2015.
"Child Mortality Summary Idaho." Child Mortality Summary
Idaho (2013): n. pag. Health and Welfare. Idaho
Department of Health and Welfare, Feb. 2013. Web. 12
June 2015.
"Famous Quotes About Children." Famous Quotes
About Children. Compassion, n.d. Web. 29 June
2015.
"States with Religious and Philosophical Exemptions from School
Immunization Requirements." NCLS. National Conference of State
Legislatures, 3 Mar. 2015. Web. 18 June 2015.
"Vaccine Delivery." Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, n.d. Web. 30 June 2015.
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Ashleigh Galloway
ashleighgalloway@mycwi.cc
English 102
Leslie Jewkes
29 June 2015

Child
Mortality

"It's the greatest


poverty to decide
that a child must die
so that you may live
as you wish."
Mother Teresa
(Famous)

The Cost
Of the estimated 8795 million deaths in
children younger than 5 years worldwide in
2008, infectious diseases caused 68% (5970
million) and most of these were preventable
diseases had the children been immunized
(Black).
Many families fear that vaccinations may cause
diseases and disorders that arent worth the risk.
Some of these diseases and disorders include
but are not limited to-narcolepsy
Alzheimer'stype 1 diabetes mellitus
(Mercola).
Since 1999, the foundation has committed
US$2.5 billion to GAVI[to provide] funding to
buy vaccines for, and provide technical support
to, countries with the greatest needs (Vaccine).

In many countries like Africa,


disease is often caused by
malnutrition, lack of vaccinations,
unclean living spaces and a lack of
safe drinking water. There are many
organizations around the world who
are taking measures to raise money
and help countries in need to prevent
further damage and attempt to fix
what damage has already been done.