Feature BMJ Christmas Appeal

Children need your help

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6313 (Published 10 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6313
  1. Justin Forsyth, chief executive
  1. 1Save the Children, London EC1M 4AR, UK
  1. j.forsyth{at}savethechildren.org.uk

The BMJ has chosen Save the Children as its 2010 Christmas charity. This year we would like to raise at least £30 000. The money you donate will support child survival projects in countries such as Sudan, Sierra Leone, and India.  Save the Children’s chief executive, Justin Forsyth, explains more

In 2011, Save the Children’s major international campaign will focus on health and, in particular, what is needed to secure the health of a child. The task is a formidable one; every year over 8 million children die under the age of 5 years. The stark reality is that there is often no doctor or drugs on hand to treat a child with pneumonia or diarrhoea. As a consequence, 3.5 million children die each year from diarrhoea …

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