Global Child Survival: A Human Rights Priority: Case Studies of Uganda, Mexico, and U.S.
Issues: Children's Rights, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Advocacy
In developing and developed countries alike, more than 12 million children under the age of five die each year as a result of inadequate health services, violence, malnutrition, unsafe water, and lack of other basic necessities. These deaths constitute an unspeakable tragedy and must be recognized as a gross violation of fundamental human rights. This report tackles the serious issue of preventable child mortality and emphasizes that all rights -- civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- must be promoted and protected in order to ensure the health and survival of children. ISBN: 0-929293 38-x. Out of print