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5.3 mn children can be saved by 2030: Save the Children releases call to action on Pneumonia

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2 November, New Delhi.
Challenged by the extreme urgency to end Pneumonia as the single biggest cause of child deaths due to infectious disease, Save the Children released a global call to action to have decisive national policies backed by international cooperation, which could save as many as 5.3 million lives by 2030. The aid organisation has published a major report, Fighting for Breath, to mark the launch of its global effort against pneumonia, which aims to save a million lives in the next five years.

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25 Seconds to Life

In India, 11.7 lakh children under the age of 5 die every year, mostly due to malnutrition and infection. This means, every 25 seconds a child in India is dying due to causes which can be prevented. Nothing can be a bigger injustice to our children: the future of tomorrow's India. It's time to stand up for them and ensure that they get their most basic right: the Right to Life! You can play a crucial in saving these young lives. Watch this video to know how you can save a child’s life in 25 seconds

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International Day of the Girl celebrated at our State Programme Offices across India

International Day of the Girl celebrated at our State Programme Offices across India

The International Day of the Girl on 11th October saw 11 of our state programme offices coming together in one action. The day saw the unveiling of 11 demands of girls, recoginization of 11 child champions across 11 programme locations across India. This year marks the fifth anniversary of International Day of the Girl Child. Our focus this year was to highlight and celebrate our girl champions along with presenting the 11 asks of girls (from all over India) to the government officials of National and State significance across various states.

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Save the Children's Child Champions Meet the Hon'ble Vice President of India

In a proud moment for Save the Children, four of our Child Champions from our projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana met the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday at Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad. The children narrated to the Vice President how they tackled burning problems of child marriage and less school enrolment in their respective areas.
 

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Roll out of Standard Operating Procedure on Children in Street Situations in West Bengal

Roll out of Standard Operating Procedure on Children in Street Situations in West Bengal

Our efforts to help children living in street situations have reached West Bengal, a state level roll out of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situation was held on 13th of September, 2017. The programme was organized by Save the Children’s Kolkata State Programme Office, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR), Department of Child Development and Department of Women Development and Social Welfare. Dr. Shashi Panja, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Save the Children along with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has drafted this SOP which serves as a guiding document on ‘How to provide care and protection to the children living in street situation’.

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