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Healthy Start: Key messages and statistics

Key messages and statistics

Use this resource to explain why the Healthy Start campaign is so important, and why you, as a health professional, care about the issues. These key messages and statistics can be used to communicate to your elected representatives or health ministry officials, in presentations at your events, or shared with the media.

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Healthy Start: petition text

Petition text

We want all health ministers to commit to ensuring every healthcare facility will have clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. By signing and sharing our petition, you can help transform lives.

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Healthy Start: Template letter to health minister

Template letter to health minister

Use this template letter to request a meeting with a health minister or official on behalf of your national association, organisation or coalition. You could also adapt this template to make it an invitation for them to speak at an event you’re organising.

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Healthy Start: Press release template

Template press release

Making a public statement on behalf of your organisation or association can be a powerful way to get decision-makers to listen to your concerns about the lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities. Think carefully about how best to phrase the statement, how you will disseminate it to the media, partners or online, and consider joining up with other health organisations.

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Healthy Start: Template text for newsletter or email

Template text for newsletter or email

This template can be adapted and used in a print newsletter or email to encourage your colleagues or partners to join the campaign and attend your event. Make it more powerful by adding facts about the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities in your country.

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start: the first month of life

Around the world, one in every 50 births leads to heartbreak for parents, as their precious newborn son or daughter will die before they are a month old. It's time to ensure that the next generation of children is given the best start in life.