Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Child's Hope

This child, in one of Haiti's orphanages, is looking up. He wants someone to hold him and form him and give him a viable future.

In The Lancet, September 18, 2006, Jens Stoltenberg the Prime Minister of Norway, made these remarks:

"The health of our children affects the economic health of our nations. It makes sense. A healthy child can attend school, and his or her cognitive development and performance can be enhanced. A healthy child can give a helping hand at home and to younger children. When a child survives, the parents need fewer children to ensure their own suport in older age."

"More than 10 million children die each year from diseases that are largely preventable and treatable. More than 99% of these deaths are concentrated among the world's poorest families."

Mahatma Gandhi said, "A man or the government of a country can only be judged by its actions."

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