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Medical News & Perspectives
June 13, 2012

“Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday”Campaigns Target Child Survival, Preterm Birth

JAMA. 2012;307(22):2357-2358. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.5792

When US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, MD, celebrates his daughter's fifth birthday next year, he plans to give her a backpack. It's a simple gift for a milestone birthday, marking the impending start of her school career. It's also a symbolic one for Shah, who recently announced the launch of a campaign, “Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday,” to help more children around the world live long enough to reach that milestone.

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