Friday, 9 January 2009

Call to Africa to help give the gift of life

From Mirfield Reporter, Mirfield, UK
By Scott Kirk

TOYS, bikes and computer games are some of the presents that children in Britain wish for at Christmas.

But in Tanzania, where one child under five years old dies every five seconds from preventable diseases, the gift of life is enough. John Philip, a Mirfield Rotary Club member for 17 years, is in Mwanza in Tanzania this New Year with his wife Chris to help reduce the number of child deaths in the country.

“We could not bring ourselves to spend Christmas without doing what little we can to help reduce child mortality,” said John, who is this year’s District Governor for 80 Rotary Clubs in Yorkshire.

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