Challenges in children’s health. 30,000 children die every day. 2
You mentioned an awful fact. About 30,000 children die every day around the world. Correct! Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You write. “It is really a travesty if our generation cannot do something about it. Then who will?” You say this in your many wonderful lectures. What are the key factors that could be done to prevent these deaths of children around the world? Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. First of all, awareness of the size of the problem is crucial. The statistic you are quoting comes from Save the Children Fund. It always seemed to me an anathema that we can live in a very civilized world in some aspects. But there are other parts of the world that are very very deprived. We all owe the future children and the next generation the time that we should focus on improving that situation. It seems to me that our generation will go down in history in a bad way. We are the generation that was faced with these mega-problems like global warming, social unrest, migration movement, north-south economic divide, et cetera. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. We watched all of those things impact on global well-being. And we did very little. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Let’s think about it! We have done very little to try to redress some of those problems. This is the time to stand up and be counted, in my book. We all owe future generations the effort that we need to put in. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. We have to start correcting all the adverse and hostile healthcare trends that are still impacting on our world.
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