BRIGITTE POSCH wrote -CHILDREN SHOUD HAVE THE RIGHT FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH AND PROTECTION – PLEASE HELP US Education transforms lives and breaks the cycle of poverty that traps so many children. Education for girls is particularly important — an educated mother will make sure her own children go to, and stay in, school. Conflict, displacement and poverty keep some of the most vulnerable children from getting the vaccines they need. Today, 1.5 million children die every year because they were not vaccinated. If all children were immunized with existing vaccines, by 2020 we would save nearly 25 million lives. Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths. Children who are malnourished are smaller, more likely to get very sick from ordinary infections and their brain development can suffer.