- A three-month-old infant died of Swine Flu last Thursday, pushing the official death count from the H1N1 virus to two in Bangladesh. Total 311 swine flu cases were detected so far.
- Some 46 children drown everyday in Bangladesh and 17,000 annually as the drowning death toll peaks during the floods.
- Approximately 20,000 Bangladeshi children die per year of measles – that’s 54 children every day dying from a vaccine-preventable disease
- Over 2,50,000 Bangladeshi children die of diarrhea every year.