Private sector and prevention of violence against children

Situation of violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

© UNICEF/El Salvador/2007-461/Bell
UNICEF/El Salvador/2007-461/Bell


Every year, 2.6 million babies die before turning one month old. One million of them take their first and last breaths on the day they are born. Another 2.6 million are stillborn. Deaths among children aged 1 month to 5 years old have fallen dramatically in recent decades. But progress in reducing the deaths of newborn babies – those aged less than 1 month – has been less impressive, with 7,000 newborns still dying every day.

Millions of young lives could be saved every year if mothers and babies had access to affordable, quality health care, good nutrition and clean water. But far too often, even these basics are out of reach of the mothers and babies who need them most.


Portada folleto PFP y violencia
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UNICEF
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