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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.

UNICEF Canada is celebrating the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting advancements in healthcare for women, newborns and children around the world, over the next 10 years.

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Through partnerships and continued commitment, Kenya has become the latest country to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

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Water is life. Without water, children simply cannot survive. This year on World Water Day, we look at 10 facts about water that might surprise you.

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In Bangladesh, UNICEF is building Special Care New Born Units (SCANU) in local hospitals, to supply aid to newborns and infants – especially those who are in need of emergency intervention.

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Mobile health teams, funded by Global Affairs Canada, are helping to ensure that children receive polio vaccinations, while also providing basic health services in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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