Most American children who are running entered kindergarten at age five with little idea what a huge victory reaching age five truly is. I imagine some will celebrate breaking the world record, but I am thinking about the birthday parties for those 5-year-olds around the world who, without continued effort, would never have completed the race.
Every year, more than 3 million babies die before they turn one month old. That number is dropping, but not nearly as fast as more successful efforts to end deaths to older children and mothers. That's because global health efforts haven't quite caught up with what we now know works to save newborn babies.