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Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

409 days ago From Gant Daily   View Archived Article

CLEARFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has also been staging plays on the subject. Efforts are also underway to ensure that medical centres across the country are fully stocked with saline drips and other relevant medical equipment before the rains inte ...

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry witnesses UNICEF’s efforts to fight chronic malnutrition in Madagascar

410 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ANDRORANGA VOLA, Madagascar, 11 June 2013 =96 =93So, if we have rice, what can we add to it?=94 asks Angeline Volefero, a heath worker in the village of Androranga Vola, just a few km in Madagascar's east coast. =93How about meat? And then some z ...

Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

416 days ago From Sacramento Bee   View Archived Article

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu traveled to Lebanon with UNICEF to see first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have fled a crisis that has left more than 70,000 people . ...

Jamaica's 'unrelenting violence' against children condemned by UNICEF

417 days ago From Toronto Star   View Archived Article

TORONTO, CANADA - KINGSTON, JAMAICA=97The United Nations' child welfare agency said Wednesday that it is deeply concerned about what it describes as =93unrelenting violence=94 against youngsters in Jamaica, including the recent beheading of a 4-year-old girl. ...

Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse

419 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women, a new study launched by UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, ILO and the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, is a ...

Janet Jackson is new UNICEF campaigner

421 days ago From kjrh.com   View Archived Article

TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JANET JACKSON has signed up as the face of a new campaign for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help stamp out starvation in Africa. The pop superstar has filmed a new public service announcement (PSA) for the organization, in which ...

UNICEF donated school books, stationery items distributed in Arakan

423 days ago From Burma News International   View Archived Article

NAYPYIDAW, MYANMAR - According to some sources in Arakan, even though the UNICEF had distributed the textbooks and stationery items to kindergarten level students in Arakan without any charges, many school authorities had earlier forced the parents to pay money, which wa ...

UNICEF, Japan government fund $1.5m cholera project in Ghana

425 days ago From Ghana Business News   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - stethoscope UNICEF and the Japanese government have announced a $1.5 million project to address cholera in Ghana. According to the two the project 'will help prevent and respond to cholera outbreaks in Ghana.' =93The Cholera Prevention and Re ...

UNICEF Calls for End to Discrimination Against Children With Disabilities

425 days ago From Voice of America   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - GENEVA =97 The U.N. Children's Fund says children with disabilities are among the most marginalized people in the world. In its annual State of the World's Children report, UNICEF says ending discrimination against children with disabilities ...

EU Gives UNICEF N9bn For Health, Water, Sanitation Projects In Nigeria

426 days ago From Leadership Newspapers   View Archived Article

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The European Union (EU) has granted the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) N9 billion, about =8044.75 million for health, water supply and sanitation projects in Plateau, Ekiti, Adamawa and Kebbi States. A statement by UNICEF's communica ...

UNICEF praises poorest countries for 'major leap forward' in maternal mortality

427 days ago From International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) expects to train thousands of healthcare workers in the developing world to treat life-threatening complications that arise during childbirth, thanks to a new e-learning programme launched at the Global ...

Students Raise Over $3,000 for Project Eliminate

428 days ago From Los Alamos Daily Post   View Archived Article

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO - Three local schools set up a Penny Wars contest to raise money for the Kiwanis/UNICEF Project Eliminate. Barranca K-Kids and the Middle School Builders Club called their effort "Penny Wars" and Aspen K-Kids chose to call their fundraiser &q ...

Mosquito net use increases in Northern Ghana

433 days ago From Ghana Business News   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - According to the report released to the GNA in Accra, the innovative Hang Up Your Net Campaign, conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with support from the Department of International Development (DFID) and UNICEF led to the increase in ...

UNICEF provides drought aid to Marshall Islands

434 days ago From Islands Business   View Archived Article

SUVA, FIJI - More than 5,000 people in the north of Marshall Islands have limited access to clean and safe drinking water, proper sanitation and nutritious food. The emergency response is focusing attention on health and hygiene with reports of an increase in ...

Malaria campaign chalk success in the north

435 days ago From Myjoyonline.com   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - The Hang Up Your Net Campaign, conducted by the Ghana Health Service, with support from UNICEF and DFID, has led to a dramatic increase in mosquito net ownership to 90 percent from 60 per cent in 2011 in Northern Ghana, according to an ...

Kaseba calls for closer UNICEF, Zambia ties

435 days ago From Times of Zambia   View Archived Article

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - ZAMBIA and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) should sustain a good working relationship and ensure various health challenges are tackled, First Lady Christine Kaseba has said. Dr Kaseba said there was need for standardised implementatio ...

Project to end malnutrition in Niger

442 days ago From Afrique en Ligue   View Archived Article

PARIS, FRANCE - Malnutrition: EU, UNICEF give Niger CFAF 6.2b to end malnutrition - The European Union (EU) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday announced a grant of CFAF 6.2 billion (US$12.3 million) to Niger as part funding for a project to end ...

Lenny Kravitz teams up with UNICEF to do PSA on vaccine-preventable diseases

445 days ago From The Global Dispatch   View Archived Article

DENVER, COLORADO - Multiple Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, Lenny Kravitz, has partnered with UNICEF to create a new series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) to to urge people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths . ...

UNICEF Supports Mass Vaccination Campaigns in Syria and Surrounding Countries amid Measles Outbreaks

448 days ago From Albany Times Union   View Archived Article

ALBANY, NEW YORK - =93With large population movements and the breakdown of regular health services in Syria, additional precautions are required to ensure that children are protected against killer diseases like measles,=94 said Mahendra Sheth, UNICEF Regional Health A ...

Schools across Jordan provide hope for Syrian refugee children

449 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - A network of volunteers set up by Save the Children Jordan, working with UNICEF, travel from door to door in towns across the country to reach out to Syrian families and help register children for school. Information about health, child protection an ...

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