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Simply Unbearable

82,000 Filipino Ah, SIR/Madam...


The total under 5-year old deaths in the Philippines is pegged
at 42 / 1000 live births. This figure is further broken down
children die you doing

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into: are
30 / 1000 live births
(death before the child’s first birthday)
before their 5th birthday enough for under
17 / 1000 live births
(deaths before 28 days after birth)
5-year old
and
Help the children
of your constituents survive.
children to
survive
12/1,000 live births
(deaths at 1 - 4 years old)
GIVE THEM A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE.
The causes of under-5 deaths are:
For more information, contact:
mainly by
NEONATAL-RELATED FACTORS National Center for Disease Prevention and Control
PNEUMONIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DIARRHEA Tel. 7438301 loc. 1728

some by
INJURIES
MEASLES

but
UNDERNUTRITION
accounts more than half of all child deaths.

Simple Solutions

Existing low-cost, low-technology and high impact


interventions can prevent under-5 as well as maternal deaths
and reduce undernutrition. This is the Garantisadong
Pambata’s 8 Essential Child Survival Package or GP8.
Check if your LOCAL GOVERNMENT
implements the Basic CHILD SURVIVAL Strategy
The more you check, the greater the chance of under-5 year old children
in your community to survive the most crucial stage of their lives..

KiDS Can’t WAIT


Available qualified health workers Provision of supplementary feeding for
providing maternal care services. undernourished children.

Accessible and fully-equipped health Regular growth monitoring and weighing


Skilled attendance during facilities and system of referral to handle of undernourished children.
emergency obstetric care.
1 pregnancy, delivery and
immediate postpartum
Available dental health services/facilities
Regular training and capability building for mothers and children.

2 Care of the newborn


for frontline health workers.
Presence of community support groups for
Provision of routine and mass breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding and
3 complementary feeding
immunization against the six deadliest
childhood diseases. Provision of safe water supply and toilet
facilities.
Micronutrient Provision of vitamin A capsules and
4 supplementation
and deworming
deworming drugs. Provision of healthy environment and
child-friendly facilities.
Available fortified foods (iodized salt,
Immunization of
5 children and mothers
flour, rice, sugar and oil) in the market. Provision of health promotion materials
and activities for mothers, caregivers and
Available newborn screening of infants. children.
Integrated management
6 of sick children Appropriate clinical management of Implementation of local ordinances on
childhood diseases, like diarrhea, improving maternal and child health.
Child injury prevention
7 and control
pneumonia, malaria and dengue.

8 Birth Spacing