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Global Handwashing Day

Child mortality figures (Sept 2012) indicate that 2,000 children under 5 years old die each day from diarrhoeal diseases. Of these about 1,800 children per day die from diarrhoeal diseases due to a...

15 Oct '12

HIV associated with Salmonella epidemic in sub Saharan Africa

The emergence and spread of new variants of Salmonella Typhimurium has been found to correspond to the emergence and spread of HIV in parts sub-Saharan Africa. A major contributing factor to the in...

11 Oct '12 | HIV | sub-Saharan Africa

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

Campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)

Although maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a swift and painful killer, it is easily preventable through immunization of women with tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which also confers immunity for ...

22 Feb '11 | International

Malaria deaths decline by 66% in Zambia

Malaria deaths reported from health facilities in Zambia have declined by 66%. This result along with other supporting data indicates that Zambia has reached the 2010 Roll Back Malaria target of a ...

23 Apr '09 | Malaria | Zambia

Four million Rwandan children targeted for life-saving interventions

During a week long campaign women and children across Rwanda will be reached with a package of key life-saving interventions to protect them from preventable illnesses.

24 Mar '09 | Rwanda

Early HIV testing and treatment can save newborn lives

Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report just released by UNICEF and three partner UN agencies. The...

28 Nov '08 | HIV | International

WHO and health partners lead massive cholera response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

60 tonnes of medicines arrived by plane into Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda. Much of that is due to leave by road for Goma. The consignment includes Oral Rehydration Salts as well as ...

13 Nov '08 | Cholera | DRC

UNICEF delivers aid to displaced children in DR Congo

UNICEF is re-starting its humanitarian operation today and will be delivering high protein biscuits to displaced children and medical kits to people who have been newly displaced. There is concern ...

31 Oct '08 | Humanitarian | DRC

Netherlands gives UNICEF largest single donation ever

The Dutch government has pledged USD201M to UNICEF to expand ongoing efforts to ensure that children in conflict, natural disasters and emerging from crisis can go to school. This is the single lar...

22 Dec '06 | Netherlands

From the start of the Renaissance in Europe in the 14th century, artists and sculptors depicted angels in their religious work.

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