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Wash Your Hands!

Yesterday was Global Hand Washing Day. Before you scoff at yet another "International _____ Day" consider this fact: diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are by far the biggest killer of children around the word.

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Mass Poisoning Kills 400 Children

The UN confirmed reports from NGOs and local activists that at least 400 children have died from lead poisoning related to gold mining in a Nigerian province. Just one more testament to how economic depravity seems to always hit children the hardest.