Tuesday, April 15, 2003

World Health Day - Will Pledges Save Asia’s Children? by Hani Mumtazah

      Jakarta, Tuesday, April 15, 2003 (Islam online - IOL) -  Every year, more than 5 million children ages 0 to 14, mainly in the developing world, die from diseases directly related to their environments.  In Southeast Asia alone, more than 1.6 million children die before they reach the age of five. Children here and elsewhere die of diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, malaria and other vector-borne diseases, injuries, and other environmental threats in and around their homes.