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Category : Child Survival

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Fighting for survival

Posted by: UNICEF May 10, 2018

Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasaï region has caused massive displacement and prevented hundreds of thousands of families from planting crops. After months living in the bush in rudimentary conditions, thousands of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need life-saving care. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children. Read more »

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Polio eradication in Afghanistan

Posted by: UNICEF Canada May 8, 2018

UNICEF and partners are working hard to achieve complete polio eradication in Afghanistan – which currently has the highest number of polio cases in the world. Read more »

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World Malaria Day 2018: A newborn and a mosquito net

Posted by: UNICEF April 25, 2018

In Chad, 27% of child deaths are caused by malaria, making it the leading cause of death among children under five. Malaria is also a high risk for pregnant women and can result in premature births and stillbirths. Read more »

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It hurts but it works!

Posted by: UNICEF April 24, 2018

Vaccines protect children against disease and death, saving up to three million lives a year. Despite the benefits, millions of young children around the world are missing out. UNICEF envisions a world where no child dies from a preventable cause and all children reach their full potential. That is why UNICEF is on the ground in 190 countries, immunizing millions of children every year. Read more »

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New research: Happy Momma, Healthy Baby

Posted by: Scott Watson April 11, 2018

Research from AllerGen was just released that looks at the relationship between a mom’s stress and a baby’s immune health. The research found that when mothers experienced distress, both during and after pregnancy, their infants were three times as likely to have reduced immune function (lower levels of an important immune antibody in the infant’s gut). The research also found that breastfeeding can help protect babies from the effects of maternal stress on their immune system. Read more »

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Ending the wait for an HIV diagnosis on World Health Day 2018

Posted by: UNICEF April 7, 2018

Babies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can wait months for HIV results, but new technology can give a result the same day, speeding up treatment, and saving lives. Read more »

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Help children in South Sudan survive

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 12, 2018

Four years into a brutal conflict, South Sudan has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. You can help South Sudanese children survive. Read more »

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5 examples of how UNICEF is helping children survive around the world

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand March 5, 2018

Although the world has made dramatic progress in reducing global rates of under-five child mortality, newborn deaths have declined at a slower pace. Find out what UNICEF is doing to help children survive. Read more »

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