Should the Australian government be giving more money to charity? Are we giving enough already? Or can we even afford it?
I don’t know the answers to these questions – in an ideal world though, I think we should definitely be giving more – but then again, if it was an ideal world, there’d be no poverty!
World Vision Australia’s Bundle of Joy campaign is all about getting Australians together for one cause: asking the Government to give more to impoverished mothers and their babies in the next budget (due in May).
The global community has made significant progress in reducing child deaths over the past decade or so. In 1990, 12.4 million child deaths were recorded globally. By 2010, this figure had reduced to 7.6 million.
While this shows we are making great progress, we still have far to go. The death rates of newborn babies in developing countries is still unacceptably high, with infant mortality of newborns during their first 28 days making up 40 percent of global child deaths.