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Global Child Survival: A Human Rights Priority: Case Studies of Uganda, Mexico, and U.S.

Date: January 1, 1999
Country: Uganda
Type: Report
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