Every 6 seconds a child under five dies - most of them from entirely preventable causes.
Rural women are the poorest of the poor, the least literate, the most exploited, and the most marginalized of all social groups in developing countries. They often remain invisible and unheard and this is worsening their positions of marginality. The lack of health care and other social services makes rural women and their children especially vulnerable to health problems.
Three-quarters of all illness in the developing world could be prevented by better nutrition, water, sanitation, immunisation and health education. And health education could be considered to be the most important, since it creates the awareness for the relevance of all other health-related factors.
We have to ensure accessible health-related education and information for these rural women. The good news is: we can do it by using innovative approaches like solar-powered MP3 players. And your support would be highly appreciated.
Your petition will give illiterate rural women a voice. It will help to convince both governments and NGOs to adopt measures that ensure accessible health-related education and information for illiterate rural women in developing countries.
To local, national, and international leaders and organizations:
Provide accessible health education to illiterate rural women in developing countries.
Accessible health-related education and information for illiterate rural women in developing countries is necessary and it's possible. It's time to make it happen.