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What you can do for children in Ghana

 

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Donors are key to the success of UNICEF: Pictured: His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan Naoto Nikai at the commissioning of a Newborn Intensive Care Unit donated by the people of Japan.

Ghana is one of the most economically and politically stable countries in Africa, and one of a few sub-Saharan nations on track to achieve some of the MDGs,  including for poverty reduction; reduction of underweight; targets for primary school enrolment, retention, and gender parity; and access to improved water sources.

Cases of guinea worm, caused by polluted water sources, have been reduced from over 500 in 2008 to none in 2011 and 2012. The national HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has been reduced from 3.6 per cent in 2003 to 1.5 per cent in 2010 and is expected to fall even lower than the MDG 6 target of 1.5 per cent by 2015. Ghana has also made huge progress in immunization coverage. Immunization against measles of one-year-olds increased from only 60 per cent in 1990 to 93 per cent today.

Partnerships for children

These achievements were made possible with the sustained commitment and the generous contributions received from partners: governments, foundations, UN agencies, international financial institutions (IFIs), individuals and businesses. We are thankful and look forward to strengthening our partnerships to ensure a better future for all children.


 

 

 

 

 

Contact us

For more information contact:
Monica Arach
External Relations and Fundraising Specialist, UNICEF Ghana
Tel: +233.30.2.772524 ext. 1287, Mobile: +233.244334996
Fax: +233.21.773147 Email: marach@unicef.org 


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