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Details for 5/1/2013 empty tomb, inc. Press Release titled:
“Mobilizing Church Leader + 100 Million Christians in U.S. + $50 Each in 2013, 2014, and 2015 + Church Delivery Channels = 2.9 Million Children Under 5 Who Won’t Die Around the World”

Details for 5/1/2013 Fact 4: “A gift of $50 a year from each of 100 million church members would provide the amount needed to reduce these child deaths by as many as 2.9 million.”

If 100 million church members in the U.S. gave $50 each, the total would be $5 billion. Experts propose that $5 billion a year can make a significant impact on reducing child deaths, as indicated in this excerpt from The State of Church Giving through 2010: Who’s in Charge Here? A Case for a Positive Agenda for Affluence, 22nd edition (Champaign, IL: empty tomb, inc., 2012), pp. 65-66, with end notes.

Of the estimated 7.6 million children under five dying around the globe each year,6 about two-thirds are dying from causes that could be addressed through lost-cost solutions, according to one international study. The report stated: “Our findings show that about two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented by interventions that are available today and are feasible for implementation in low-income countries at high levels of population coverage.”7 The cost for these interventions might be about $5 billion a year for the portion focused specifically on the children.8

6 Abid Aslam and Julia Szczuka, editors, The State of the World’s Children 2012 (New York: UNICEF, 2012), p. 91.

7 Gareth Jones, et al.; “How Many Child Deaths Can We Prevent This Year?”; The Lancet, vol. 362; 7/5/2003; <http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol1362/iss9377/full/llan.362.9377.child_survival.26292.1>; p. 6 of 7/7/03 2:06 PM printout.

8 James Grant, The State of the World’s Children 1990 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), p. 16, estimated that $2.5 billion a year would be needed by the late 1990s to stop preventable child deaths. An updated figure of $5.1 billion was cited in Jennifer Bryce, et al.; “Can the World Afford to Save the Lives of 6 Million Children Each Year?”; The Lancet, vol. 365; 6/25/2005; p. 2193; <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014065667773/fulltext>; p. 1 </http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014065667773/fulltext>