World Vision Asks Development Ministers to Count to 5

Concerned citizens make giant number 5 to promote child health globally

HALIFAX, April 23 /CNW/ - Local advocates, parents and children will rally at Sackville Landing this Sunday to build a giant number 5 out of baby strollers, cribs and toys. This action is part of World Vision's Five for 5 campaign to highlight the 8.8 million children who die of preventable causes each year before their fifth birthday on the eve of the G8 Development Ministers Meeting.

Canada will be on the international stage again this year as host of the G8 Summit. On Monday the international development ministers will be meeting in Halifax to finalize their plans for the G8. Prime Minister Harper and Hon. Bev Oda have said that child and maternal health will be top of the agenda for the G8. This puts the pressure on these Halifax meetings to deliver solid plans to reduce child and maternal mortality.

    DATE:     Sunday, April 25, 2010

    TIME:     1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Sackville Landing
              Halifax Harbour

    WHO:      Halifax activists forming the number 5 with ghostly white baby
              strollers, cribs and toys
              Caroline Riseboro, Vice-President Public Affairs, World Vision

    Notes to editors:

    -   Interviews are available and a five-foot filming and photography
        platform will be onsite for photographers and videographers.
    -   World Vision spokespeople will also be available throughout the
        Development Ministers Meetings in the media centre.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: and photos, or to confirm attendance, please contact: Tiffany Baggetta, (905) 565-6200 ext. 248, (416) 305-9612 (cell),; Sharon Marshall, (416) 616-9147 (cell),

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