Every year, 190,000 children under five, especially those in the first few months of life, die from preventable diseases. Many of these children are born in areas with inadequate healthcare and services.
- Many children are also at risk of poor nutrition, with four out of every five missing out on the full benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.
- China ranks third in the world in the number of children facing developmental delays, with 15 million children at risk.
- More than 17 million children, particularly those left behind as their parents migrate for work, are at risk of unhealthy development, and poor sanitation, nutrition, nurturing care and stimulation.