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Launch of the State of the World's Children 2008 Report

WHAT : Launch of the State of the World’s Children (SOWC) 2008 Report: Child Survival


WHEN : Tuesday 22nd January 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.  


WHERE : Hotel Ashok , Emerald  Hall, Suite 294, Chanakyapuri , New Delhi 110 011

  
WHO : -  Dr. Gianni Murzi, UNICEF Representative a.i.
  -  Dr. Marzio Babille, Chief, Health, UNICEF
  -  Mr. Victor Aguayo, Chief, Nutrition, UNICEF
  -  Outstanding front line workers from Orissa and Haryana

  
The State of the World’s Children Report is UNICEF’s annual flagship publication.

The theme of the report this year is Child Survival. Latest evidence shows that 4 million babies still die each year in their first month of life, and up to half of these die in their first 24 hours.

The largest absolute number of newborn deaths occurs in South Asia with India contributing to a quarter of the world total. An analytical presentation of the key findings of the report will be made alongwith participation by front-line health workers from Orissa.  

 

For further information please contact:
 
NATIONAL MEDIA: Alka Gupta, Media Consultant, UNICEF, Mobile: 9810216226 E-mail: algupta@unicef.org
INTERNATONAL MEDIA: Alistair Gretarsson, Communication Officer, UNICEF, Mobile: 98715-35586 E-mail: agretarsson@unicef.org

 

 

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