The first 1,000 days of life is a critical stage of growth and development for every child. It is a time of great vulnerability and great opportunity.
Yet for so many children, merely surviving is a struggle - 12 children aged under 5 die every minute. More than 25 times as many - over 200 million children per year - survive, but do not reach their full potential because they are prevented by obstacles that poverty puts in their path. The staggering reality is that nearly all of these deaths are preventable.
What happens in the first 1,000 days of a child's life has a lifelong impact.
You will help ensure more children survive their first 1,000 days of life - and have the best start possible.
Give a child a life, a chance, a choice. Become a UNICEF Global Parent, with a monthly donation, today.
UNICEF Global Parents support children at every stage of early life.
All children have the right to life. You will give children access to vaccinations, food, clean water and sanitation, and protection. With your support, we can ensure more children have the chance to survive their first 1,000 days - and have the best start possible.
What can you do?
Give a child a life, a chance, a choice. Become a UNICEF Global Parent today.
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The first 1,000 days of life is critical.