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Category : Child Survival

Child Survival is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

A Healthy Start

Posted by: UNICEF Canada August 2, 2016

Breastfeeding gives babies their first vaccine and the healthiest nutrition at the start of life. Read more »

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Five Stories of Success from 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 31, 2018

In 2018, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. We have chosen five stories of success to show how generous support from our donors paired with tireless work from UNICEF staff, volunteers and partners are truly making a difference, for every child. Read more »

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Welcome to the World, Baby!

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 4, 2019

In 2019, over 395,000 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day. Their future, like this new year, is full of possibility. These babies deserve the best start in life. It is their right. But too many babies will not survive their first year, or even their first month. Read more »

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Every Child Alive: From premature to happy and healthy

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 20, 2018

Of all the babies born every year, 30 million newborns will need specialized and intensive care due to reasons like premature birth and low birthweight. Thanks to timely neonatal care, Baby Nahawa from Mali beat all odds to survive. Read more »

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Yemen: A Child's Story

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 10, 2018

For World Children’s Day 2018, UNICEF Yemen and Power of 20 worked together with Yemeni children and youth to produce a series of short films about life – and conflict – in Yemen. Read more »

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“I was praying as I walked” Malnutrition in Central African Republic

Posted by: UNICEF December 4, 2018

Prosper carried his emaciated son miles to the nearest clinic in the Central African Republic. That was just the start of their journey. Read more »

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Conflict in Yemen: Children caught in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 27, 2018

The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for children. Over 11 million children – 80% of all children in the country – require humanitarian assistance. But thanks to donors, UNICEF is on the ground, and working hard to reach as many children as possible with life-saving support. Read more »

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Teens living with HIV: Together we are louder, together we are heard

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 22, 2018

For a majority of people, HIV was equal to AIDS. Yet Yana Panfilova’s – an HIV positive teen activist – mother, who organized support groups for HIV-positive children, made her realize that HIV doesn’t kill. Ignorance does. Read more »

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Preventing HIV and AIDs

Posted by: Guest Author November 22, 2018

HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women is one of the main priority areas of UNICEF’s HIV and AIDS programme. The urgent need to do better for this neglected yet vulnerable population is clear: Every hour, 30 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are newly infected with HIV, and most of them are girls. Read more »

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UNICEF’s vaccination campaign amidst a cholera outbreak in Yemen

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 31, 2018

In late September and early October, UNICEF and WHO partnered together to vaccinate over 160,000 children living in Yemen against cholera, as part of a 6 day campaign in the country. Read more »

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