Diarrhoeal deaths have reduced
Bangladesh made much progress in reducing diarrhoea related deaths in recent years as more than 80 percent children suffering from diarrhoea receive recommended re-hydration treatment, a Save The Children report says.
The report titled “No Child is Born to Die”, however, adds that only one in three children with symptoms of pneumonia are taken to appropriate health service providers, says a press release.
Most remote areas on the banks of river, constantly threatened by floods and cyclones, also lack adequate health services and therefore have a high child mortality rate, the report says.
The report on the global health status of children was published on Saturday in the United Kingdom.
Millions of children in the poorest countries are falling ill and dying due to lack of trained and equipped local health workers, it adds.
Quoting a World Health Organisation study, the report says there is a critical shortage of 3.5 million health workers in the poorest countries causing illness and early deaths to millions of children.
“We need to reach children and bring life-saving services to their door. For that, local health workers are the key,” said Adrian Lovett, Save the Children's global campaign director.