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Upgrades in care save the lives of mothers and newborns in Somalia
It is estimated that more than 22,000 mothers and newborns will be helped by a three-year-long programm

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Uzbekistan – EU and UNICEF support maternal and child health
Improving maternal and child health is a key priority for the Government of Uzbekistan, and UNICEF and European Union support is helping.  Read more »

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Syrian Arab Republic – Children sing  to better health and hygiene
Songs and poetry have always played a central part in Syrian life, communicating important messages and wisdom across generations.  Read more »

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  • Uzbekistan – Supporting maternal and child health

  • Syrian Arab Republic – Children sing to better health and hygiene

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Upgrades in care save the lives of mothers and newborns in Somalia

It is estimated that more than 22,000 mothers and newborns will be helped by a three-year-long programme co-funded by the European Commission that targets maternal and newborn health in Somaliland and Puntland. Read more >>


Transition fund breathes new life into Zimbabwe's health system

CHIVI, Zimbabwe, 12 July 2013 – With the first pangs of labour pain, Mercy Muchero started out on the long walk from her village in southeast Zimbabwe’s Chivi district to the nearest hospital. But she miscalculated how long it would take to get there. “Suddenly, I felt my water break. The child was on its way,” the 26-year-old recalls.

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UNICEF, EU and the Government of Uzbekistan recommit to equitable health care for mothers and children

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 19 July 2012 – UNICEF, the Government of Uzbekistan and the European Union (EU) signed today a tri-partite agreement for the implementation of phase II of the EU-UNICEF Development Cooperation Programme ‘Improvement of Mother and Child Health Services in Uzbekistan (IMCHS)’. The agreement embodies a joint commitment by the three partners to strengthen health governance, improve quality of care for mothers and children, and promote health-seeking practices among families and communities.

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European Union parliamentarians applaud Mother-Child Health project in Uzbekistan.

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 2 November 2010 – Members of Parliament from the European Union visited Tashkent in October to see the positive results that Uzbekistan’s Mother and Child Health (MCH) project has produced – including improvements in safe motherhood and survival of newborns and children under the age of five.

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Massive measles vaccination campaign under way in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, 24 May 2010 – In Zimbabwe this week, a huge programme to vaccinate 5 million children against measles, dubbed the national Child Health Days initiative, is kicking off. 

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