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Five Days of Free Vaccines

352 days ago From AllAfrica.com   View Archived Article

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Concerted efforts and the contribution of partners such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in providing vaccines and logistics for transporting them to hinterlands have been lauded. UNICEF sourc ...

Nets are key to cutting malaria deaths and illness– UNICEF

357 days ago From EIN News-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - With partners, UNICEF champions and supports governments to undertake the free distribution of insecticide-treated nets =96 especially long-lasting insecticidal nets. When universal coverage =96 one net for every two people =96 is reached this simple ...

Severely malnourished children in Haiti thrive, with simple, affordable remedies

357 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - =93I've seen people sell or trade their eggs for cheese doodles because they think imported foods must be healthier,=94 says Casimir Alfred, Programme Coordinator from UNICEF's partner on the ground Haitian Health Foundation. In addition, the ...

Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

358 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - A recent household survey (Multiple-Indicator Cluster Survey =96 MICS4) carried out by UNICEF and the relevant Ministries, found only 7% of children in Puntland and 11% of children in Somaliland had received the required three doses of DTP by their f ...

UNICEF and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia underline their shared commitment to children

358 days ago From Zawya   View Archived Article

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - "The Government of Saudi Arabia has always been a firm supporter of UNICEF's mission to help improve the lives of children in need," Lake said. "We look forward to a new chapter in our collaboration and strategic partnership in ach ...

UNICEF to help children affected by China earthquake

362 days ago From People's Daily Online   View Archived Article

BEIJING, CHINA - BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) China Office is closely monitoring the impact on children living in the hardest hit areas after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province. &quo ...

Dangote Foundation Boosts UNICEF Fight Against Measles With Over N70 Million

364 days ago From All Africa   View Archived Article

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Dangote Foundation has contributed N79.15 million through the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support the government's response to the recent measles outbreak that affected many in Nigeria. The donation was announced in Lagos durin ...

Kingdom partners with UNICEF in anti-polio drive

366 days ago From Arab News   View Archived Article

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - In support of the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) efforts to eradicate polio in the world, the Kingdom agreed to provide $ 7.5 million as part of the country's contribution to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in Ye ...

Mass measles and polio immunization campaign starts in Jordan

366 days ago From Petra News Agency   View Archived Article

ISRAEL, JORDAN - Jordan's Ministry of Health, with support from UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners are organizing the campaign, after cases of measles were reported in Lebanon and Syria. The campaign ...

UNICEF condemns new recruitment of children by armed groups in Central African Republic

369 days ago From Ghana Broadcasting Corporation   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - "Before the latest upsurge of fighting began in December last year, UNICEF estimates that at least 2,000 boys and girls were associated with armed groups. Recruitment of children for use by armed forces and groups has taken place by both sides s ...

UNICEF Launches Project in Latin America to Promote Sports for All

371 days ago From Escambray   View Archived Article

SANCTI SPíRITUS, CUBA - Bergo=F1a Arellano, representative of the Regional Office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced in Havana the launching of the project =93Let's Play=94, in conjunction with the mayor of Rio de Janeiro. Arrellano said that s ...

UNICEF Donates to Duazon Public School

372 days ago From All Africa   View Archived Article

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF-Liberia) has donated several pieces of furniture, including armchairs to the Duazon Public School, situated few kilometers away from Monrovia, in Lower Margibi County. The United Nations Children's Fund .. ...

Massive scale-up targets malnutrition in Angola

373 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - A new report by UNICEF to be issued on 15 April reveals the high prevalence of stunting in children under 5, but also outlines the tremendous opportunities that exist to make it a problem of the past. CAALA, Angola, 10 April 2013 =96 When Eunice brou ...

Japan provides $1.5 million to assist Syrian refugee children in Iraq

373 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Baghdad, 10 April 2013 =96 The Government of Japan has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) emergency response to Syrian refugee children and women in Iraq. =93With up to 5,000 new Syrian refugees arriving ...

UNICEF: Netherlands leads in child welfare

373 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The report by the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, ranked 29 rich countries. The Netherlands was the leader, followed by four Scandinavian countries, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden. The United States was in 26th place, followed onl ...

UNICEF flies emergency aid to conflict-stricken Central African Republic

374 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR/GENEVA, 9 April 2013 =96 A special UNICEF-chartered flight carrying over 23 tonnes of essential drugs, obstetric supplies and water tanks arrived yesterday in conflict-ravaged Central African Republic capital ci ...

In Mali, information about breastfeeding is saving children's lives

375 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ASDAP is a UNICEF partner NGO dedicated to teaching communities in Sikasso region about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and adequate complementary feeding, in addition to other essential family practices. UNICEF has been providing ASDAP ...

EU/UNICEF to spend N4.2 billion on Niger Delta rural water scheme

376 days ago From Premium Times   View Archived Article

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children's Fund and the European Union are to spend 20 million Euros (N4.2 billion) to provide water in rural areas of the Niger Delta, UNICEF's Country Representative, Bishmu Timilsina, has said. Mr. Timilsina said the pro ...

Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar

376 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - =93In less than one week here in Madagascar, I went from crowded city slums to the most remote villages and my eyes were opened wide by the incredible need for a healthy life =96 nutrition, sanitation, and protection against rape and abuse - which UN ...

A place of sanctuary for children of Homs, Syrian Arab Republic

380 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Within the walls of a children's centre, children and mothers can forget the horrors outside, if only briefly. HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic, 3 April 2013 =96 I did not quite know what to expect when I accompanied a UNICEF team driving through the s ...

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