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Breastfeeding Revisited thanks to WHO and UNICEF

‘Good Health begins with mother.There is no substitute to her milk’..// . ....Breast feeding has been revisited this week due to the efforts of WHO, UNICEF and breast feeding steering committees as a socially acceptable and respectable practice. ....As the ‘World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7)’ comes to an end of weeklong campaign, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has made some importan...

Indian Olympic Association And UNICEF To Collaborate On HIV/AIDS Awareness

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and UNICEF would collaborate on spreading awareness regarding the transmission and protection of HIV virus. The collaboration would help spreading awareness to young people the dangers of HIV infection//. The program would enhance national awareness through sports as children’s and young people are more attracted towards sports meet and events. ..A Memorandum of...

WHO, UNICEF Issue New Guidelines For Oral Rehydration Salts

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have announced a new formula for the preparation of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) that is designed to minimize the occurrence of acute diarrhoeal disease.// The new formula will also help the health agencies achieve the target of reducing child mortality by two-thirds before 2015. ..Diarrhea is the second leading cause of child mortality and kills nea...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

The U.N. Children's Fund is planning on launching a program to improve the care, health, education and nutrition of vulnerable children in Zimbabwe//, where one child dies of AIDS and another is orphaned every 20 minutes. ....In a statement Wednesday, UNICEF Britain has acknowledged the scale of the Aids catastrophe threatening Zimbabwe's children and has given UNICEF £22 million to help the chil...

UNICEF To Help For The Betterment Of Refugee Kids in Chhattisgarh

UNICEF has offered to help the children of refugees settled in the makeshift relief camps of the Maoist-hit Dantewada district in the restive eastern state of Chhattisgarh.// ....UNICEF will specifically look into the health and educational problems of thousands of children settled in these camps. ....According to official sources, UNICEF assistance came in when Cecilio Adrona, the organisatio...

UNICEF Facts & Figures About Maternal Death In India On The Eve Of Mother’s Da

May 14 which is marked for the celebration of Mother’s day reveals a sad picture on the status of motherhood in India. According to the statistics released by UNICEF// in India every five minutes a woman during childbirth. When compared to the world scenario this accounts to more than 20% of the maternal deaths. In India for every 100 000 live births there are about 540 maternal deaths. ..There...

UNICEF Ties Up With US Basketball Association To Fight AIDS

UNICEF and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have entered into a partnership to support a global effort for AIDS awareness and prevention. // ....The campaign, 'Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS,' is aimed at limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS on children as well as impeding further spread of the deadly virus... ..'We know that our sport, indeed all sports, has an enormous opportunity...

Asian Cricket Council and UNICEF Join Hands for Global AIDS Campaign

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and UNICEF have renewed their international partnership for children for another two years, under which they will support// the global campaign on HIV/AIDS 'Unite For Children, Unite Against AIDS'. ....The two bodies will also promote the right of all children to enjoy healthy recreation and promote girls' education in South Asia, said the ACC here after the signi...

Unicef Appeals To Prioritize Children In Fight Against AIDs

The UNICEF has urged that the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) need to be prioritized in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.// .. ..In their new report, 'A Call to Action: Children, the Missing Face of AIDS', Unicef called for renewed vigour to tackle the distress of children and also to realize the targets chartered in the UN Millennium Development Goals, on AIDS, child mortality and matern...

Indian Scientist to Help Reduce Infant Mortality in Africa: UNICEF

Seven African countries have partnered with Indian scientist Abhay Bang to learn about and adopt his home-based approach to caring and treating// newborn babies to reduce infant mortality in Africa, the UNICEF said in a statement released here. ....Facilitated by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), decision-makers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar will...

UNICEF Provides 1,000 ITNs to Help Combat Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica

UNICEF has provided about 1,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITN’s) to the Jamaican Ministry of Health to help control the recent outbreak of malaria in the country, the// Caribbean Media Corporation reports. ....UNICEF was scheduled to provide a total of 3,000 ITNs by the end of 2006, according to Marion Bullock-Ducasse, the ministry's director of emergency, disaster management and special servic...

UNICEF to Help Children Fight AIDS

‘Unite for Children Unite Against AIDS’ is a global campaign involving children in fight against AIDS. ....The UNICEF organization launched the campaign on October 25, 2005. UNAIDS and United Nations// in New York fund the campaign. ....HIV-infected pregnant women pass on the virus to children as they do not receive the antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) that prevent the transmission from mother to ch...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

About 160,000 infants die each year in the Asia-Pacific region due to a decline in breastfeeding, a UNICEF expert told a regional conference on Wednesday . ......There are "roughly 160,000 children dying annually in Eastern and Southeastern Asia whose deaths are attributed to something as preventable and as imminently correctable as sub-optimal breastfeeding," said UN children's agency (UNICEF)...
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