Craniofacial defects or anomalies are abnormalities that occurs in the bones of the skull or face. Approximately 8 million children are born with a serious birth defect annually. Approximately 3 million children under the age of 5 die because of serious birth defects or disabled or disfigured for life.
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Newborns account for over forty percent (40%) of all childhood deaths. About 3 million newborns needlessly die within their first month of birth. The primarily causes, which are preventable and treatable, are complications due to prematurity, infection, and delivery complications.
Congenital anomalies, injuries, and non-communicable diseases are the emerging priorities facing children health globally today. Million of children die each year due to preventable diseases. Thus, it is essential to have early health interventions for children survival.
Children health is a growing concern globally as infectious and preventable diseases claim many children's lives. Our medical healthcare leaders work with global communities to develop, research, and deliver education materials to improve children health.
Approximately 6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes. Many of the deaths are attributed to malnutrition. Many children around the world who live in poverty do not get sufficient food to support normal growth and development.
Approximately 19 million children are visually impaired in the world, and about 1.4 million are irreversibly blind for the rest of their lives. Some children are visually impaired due to refractive errors, which could be easily diagnosed and corrected.