Ghana launches a national newborn health strategy and action plan to speed up the reduction of new born deaths
Launch of national newborn care strategy and action plan helps bring attention to high neonatal mortality rates in Ghana

Canada’s Assistance to UNICEF and Ghana’s Nutrition programme is saving lives
CMAM, an innovative approach which involves both the community and health workers in the detection and referral of malnutrition cases was introduced in Ghana in June 2007 following a national workshop.

Volunteers “backstop” for health workers
Hawawu Mahama and Zainabu Abubakar have something in common; there are Community Based Agents who are trained to support health workers to treat minor illnesses such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia in children aged 6 months to five years old

UNICEF condemns killing of students in northeastern Nigeria
UNICEF expressed its outrage at the brutal killing yesterday of some 45 children, between 13 and 17 years old, by unidentified gunmen at the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Nigeria.

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana
In January, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in partnership with UNICEF Ghana launched the MEST-UNICEF Hackathon, a three-day product development competition to find new technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana.

I teach the children because I want them to have a better future
Adam’s class is one of 30 in the Savelugu-Nanton district of the Northern region of Ghana. These 30 classes give 750 disadvantaged children the chance to get basic education and transition to regular school every year. UNICEF piloted and is supporting CBE

Ghana makes progress on child wellbeing but data shows that disparities still need to be bridged
ACCRA, 30 January 2014 – A new premier source of data and information on child well-being has been released today by UNICEF to mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the child.

More than 1.2 million children under five don’t have a national identity in Ghana
ACCRA, 11 December 2013 - Nearly 1.2 million children under five years of age in Ghana are not registered in any official document said UNICEF in a new report, Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration.

UNICEF and Korea International Cooperation Agencysupport Ghana to improve education and health
BOLGATANGA, December 10, 2013 –THE RESIDENT Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Ghana Office travelled to the Upper East Region to launch a $4.5 million partnership with UNICEF and the Government of Ghana.

Ghana shows leadership in preventing the spread of HIV
Launch of national newborn care strategy and action plan helps bring attention to high neonatal mortality rates in Ghana

Children's voices heard on World Toilet Day
ACCRA, Ghana, 19 November 2013 – Reading from a dais that was too high for her, six year old Rebecca Obeng Kyere read a three page long statement on behalf of the children of Ghana.

Ghana celebrates World Toilet Day
ACCRA, November 19, 2013 - For the first time since its inception in 2001, World Toilet Day (WTD) would now be commemorated by the 139 member states of the United Nations with the theme: "The Rural Meet the Urban Sanitation".

Ghana steps up fight against cervical cancer
DODOWA, Ghana, 13 November 2013 - GHANA has taken a giant step towards preventing cervical cancer in the country, with young girls between the ages of 9 and 13 benefitting from a HPV immunization exercise.

Moving towards an integrated social protection system: Reducing Poverty and Promoting Growth
ACCRA, November 10, 2013 - A high level panel discussion on Social protection and its role in Ghana was recently facilitated by UNICEF with the Government of Ghana.

Washing hands with soap and water still saves lives
ACCRA, Ghana 15 October 2013 - In Ghana one child out of every twelve born alive dies before the age of five and diarrhoea accounts for a good number of these childhood deaths.

Government and UNICEF launch new mass campaign to improve iodine nutrition of Ghanaians
ACCRA, Ghana, 10 October 2013 - THE Government of Ghana with the support of UNICEF is launching a mass social mobilisation campaign to increase the number of households consuming adequately iodised salt today.

UK Government and UNICEF cooperate to increase use of bednets to reduce burden of malaria in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana, 2 October 2013 - The UK government will work with UNICEF to increase the use of long lasting insecticide nets (LLINs) in Ghana. DFID will provide US$1.8 million to increase use of mosquito nets.

Ghana must pledge to speed up progress on child survival to meet MDG 4
ACCRA, Ghana, 13 September 2013 - With an annual rate of reduction of 2.6% of under five deaths, Ghana will not achieve the MDG 4 target to reduce the number of children who die before the age of five.

Newborn Intensive Care Units launched in Northern Ghana
TAMALE, Ghana, 28 August 2013 - Newborn intensive care units in six hospitals will help reduce the high number of babies who die before reaching 30 days of life, said His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan Naoto Nikai today.

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history, UNICEF
ACCRA, Ghana, 6 August 2013 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life.

Korean International Cooperation Agency supports UNICEF
ACCRA, Ghana, 5 July 2013 - The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF signed an agreement to improve newborn care and education in Northern Ghana.

Mion District commits to stop open defecation
MION, Ghana, 27 June 2013 - UNICEF Ghana has congratulated Mion District Assembly members for signing a pledge to become an open defecation free district by August 31 – a crucial step towards the whole Northern Region stopping defecation in the open.

Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says
ACCRA, Ghana, 12 June 2013 - On the World Day Against Child Labour, UNICEF today called attention to the millions of children around the world who are engaged in some form of hazardous or exploitative work.

 

 

 

 

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