Child mortality in the developing world is a big concern. Every year, more than 10 million children die before the age of five from causes that are easily prevented in the developed world. Half of the children who die before the age of five are killed by five diseases or illnesses: HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and pneumonia. These children lack access to the essential services that would help them recover from the preventable diseases and illnesses that are killing children by the millions.
Students will understand the importance of vaccinations as a way to prevent disease. Students will explore the levels of health care they have access to, from simple at-home treatments to the help of healthcare professionals.