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History of UNICEF in India



History of UNICEF in India

Milestones in the history of UNICEF's work in India.

2004 UNICEF joins Government of India’s (GOI) efforts to eradicate polio.

2000 UNICEF partners with GOI to ensure eradication of guinea worm.

1996 UNICEF supports launch of GOI’s RCH programme.

1986 UNICEF works with GOI to launch Oral Rehydration Therapy Programme for treatment of diarrhoea.

1985–86 UNICEF supports launch of GOI’s Universal Immunization Programme, now reaching millions of children throughout India.

1975 UNICEF supports piloting and launch of Integrated Child Development services. Today this programme reaches out to 4.8 million expectant and nursing mothers and 30 million children under six years of age.

1967 UNICEF's association with GOI's rural water programme provides emergency relief to tackle severe drought. Since then, the national water programme has expanded to provide access to protected sources of drinking water to 95% of India’s villages.

1949 UNICEF begins working in India.



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