In 2017, around 5.4 million children worldwide died before they could celebrate their fifth birthday. Diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases, measles, diphtheria or tuberculosis – they die of illnesses that could easily be cured. Every day, 830 women die from prevental causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.
In 2019, the Red Cross Gala intends to help the most fragile among us: Children and their mothers. Together we can support them in building a better future for themselves.