What would be your one wish for your child?
We all want good health for our children, and whilst many of us are able to achieve this there are still pockets of the world where good health is not something that can be guaranteed for newborns.
Maternal and newborn tetanus may not be a disease that you’re familiar with, but it affects families in some of the poorest areas of the world and occurs when newborns are infected as a direct result of unhygienic birthing practices. Once newborn tetanus has been contracted there is no real cure and it still claims the lives of 49,000 newborns every year, which is equivalent to one baby’s life every 11 minutes.
Since the Pampers-UNICEF “1 pack = 1 vaccine” campaign began in 2006, Pampers have helped to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries. This means that an estimated 500,000 newborn babies have been saved and a vaccine has reached a mother and her baby every second. However, there are still 21 countries where the disease remains a threat.
For the 10th anniversary of the Pampers UNICEF 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign Pampers are inviting mums and dads across the world, to help us achieve their one wish: to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus everywhere.
My one wish for my children has to be friendship, all the money in the world might make your life easier however good friendship will make you far richer than money ever could. Select your friends wisely, the ones who stick by you through thick and thin, those who tell you when you are wrong but don’t mock you for being so and those who are able to make you smile will enhance your life.
Stay away from the friendships where you are the one who does all the work, the fair weather friends who are only there for you when they want or need something from you but disappear when you need them.