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Rhona MacDonald, Senior Editor at 'The Lancet', presented 'Fatal Neglect:
Forgotten issues in child health' beginning by highlighting that there are
10 million child deaths every year and asked, "How is this acceptable?" Lack
of access to clean water and improved sanitation is responsible for a large
proportion of these child deaths, yet these key challenges continue to be
neglected in the global health agenda, despite being included in Millennium
Development Goals agreed by all the world's countries and leading
development institutions.

She challenged the audience to take action in prioritising water, sanitation
and hygiene interventions - where every $1 invested in water and sanitation
generates a $8 return - emphasising that, in this issue, "Complacency is
complicity."

Symposium panel members included David Mepham (Director of Policy, Save the
Children UK), Mikael Ostergren (Department for Child & Adolescent Health &
Development, World Health Organization), Logan Brenzel (Senior Health
Specialist, World Bank) and Pascale Hofmann (UCL Development Planning Unit)

Fatal Neglect: Forgotten issues in child health - UCL Global Health Symposium - Audio UCL - London's Global University

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Rhona MacDonald, Senior Editor at 'The Lancet', presented 'Fatal Neglect:
Forgotten issues in child health' beginning by highlighting that there are
10 million child deaths every year and asked, "How is this acceptable?" Lack
of access to clean water and improved sanitation is responsible for a large
proportion of these child deaths, yet these key challenges continue to be
neglected in the global health agenda, despite being included in Millennium
Development Goals agreed by all the world's countries and leading
development institutions.

She challenged the audience to take action in prioritising water, sanitation
and hygiene interventions - where every $1 invested in water and sanitation
generates a $8 return - emphasising that, in this issue, "Complacency is
complicity."

Symposium panel members included David Mepham (Director of Policy, Save the
Children UK), Mikael Ostergren (Department for Child & Adolescent Health &
Development, World Health Organization), Logan Brenzel (Senior Health
Specialist, World Bank) and Pascale Hofmann (UCL Development Planning Unit)

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