Topics » Global Health   Nov. 11, 2011

Nicaragua's Children Face Difficult Odds

A sad memory

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Dangerous Early YearsProtecting against PneumoniaA sad memoryReaching a hospitalImportance of sanitationgetting Needed nutritionStunted growthGetting an educationworking at a young ageimproving children's chances

A sad memory

Blanco Guevara's 17-month-old daughter was a victim of pneumonia and died just as the vaccine was being introduced to the country. Angie is pictured on her first birthday, always a big celebration in Nicaragua because it means the baby has survived a dangerous period.

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