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“Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Ask for Better Facilities from Government”
Gujarat is a medium prevalence state and witnessed a sharp decline in prevalence rate from 0.54 % in 2002 to 0.38% in 2007.

Youth pledge for a safer Gujarat on World Aids Day
Gujarat is a medium prevalence state and witnessed a sharp decline in prevalence rate from 0.54 % in 2002 to 0.38% in 2007.

Chief justice, Gujarat High Court Exhorts Judiciary to Protect the Rights of Children
Gujarat is a medium prevalence state and witnessed a sharp decline in prevalence rate from 0.54 % in 2002 to 0.38% in 2007.

Exhibiton On Wheels To Educate Children on Water Security, Conservation
The bus mounted exhibition has been specially designed to educate school children and the community at large on the importance of water conservation and safe drinking water.

UNICEF Country Representative reviews UNICEF cooperation in Gujarat
UNICEF India Country Representative, Ms Karin Hulshof during her maiden visit to Gujarat from May 12-14 visited a remote tribal village in Valsad district and held meetings with important government partners in the State capital.

ADEPTS – An innovative strategy to improve educational performance through teacher support
Children from English medium school are now seeking transfer to our school. Last year, around thirteen students took a transfer from private schools to our government primary school,” proudly says the Head Teacher of Magodh Dungri Primary School.

UNICEF catalyzes production of iodized salt
Whereas production of common salt marked the beginning of the first revolution in Gujarat, production of “iodized common salt” by Vasudhara Dairy is being described as the second revolution in the state.

Cultural teams of Red Ribbon Express fan out in Gujarat villages to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS
Similar sentiments were echoed by Sarpanches and other prominent people in different villages as they believed that the time had come to educate people, particularly the youth, about adopting safe sex behaviour.

Red Ribbon Express arrives in Gujarat
Red Ribbon Express (RRE), an exhibition on wheels, arrived in Gujarat and opened its doors to a treasure of information on HIV and AIDS for the people of Gujarat.

Peer Educators in Valsad bring about behaviour change
“The play that the girls performed today taught me why I must wash my hands with soap before eating”, said Geeta Tandel, a high school student from village Hingraj of Valsad district.

Sajida takes wing
Sajida, a 12 year-old Muslim give, lives with her two brothers and two sisters in Gundlav village of Valsad District, Gujarat. Her father, a businessman and mother a housewife, are not educated.

Children of Valsad take action
The handpumps of Sherimal primary school in Valsad district of Gujarat which had been out of order for more than one year are now functional. This has been possible because of the initiative of the school children.

WASMO Gujarat awarded by Prime Minister for Excellence in Public Administration
Water and Sanitation Management Organisation, Gujarat, popularly known as WASMO, was awarded by the Prime Minister of India for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2006-07.

Adani Foundation joins hands with UNICEF to promote Child Survival and Development in Kutch district
It was a historic day, when the Adani Foundation, one of the top ranking corporate houses of Gujarat, and UNICEF signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to work together on improving the well-being of children in the district of Kutch

Gujarat celebrates enrollment of girls in primary schools
Valsad, Gujarat: It was a big day in five-year old Kirti Utana’s life. The drums were beating, village women donned their finest sarees, the streets were decked up with marigold and gulmohur flowers.

Yasmin Bi – a youth icon for AIDS awareness in Gujarat represents India at J8 Summit in Germany
Yasmin Bi, a 17-year old girl from a socially disadvantaged and orthodox background living in Diamond City of Surat in Gujarat. She will shortly be heading for Germany to participate in the Junior 8 (J8) Summit from 1st to 8th June.

Public-Private partnerships bring Kangaroo Mother Care to Karanjberi
No one had heard about “Kangaroo Mother Care” in Karanjberi till Paru Ben, the village anganwadi worker, showed rural mothers how this practice of holding a newborn, skin-to-skin (against the parent’s chest) could help pre-term, low birth-weight babies

Dealing with adolescent anaemia – a success story from Valsad district, Gujarat
A survey among adolescent girls in Gujarat's Vadodara district showed that about 75 per cent of the girls were anaemic. UNICEF then initiated a project to reduce anaemia among girls in Vadodara.

Anandshala - a model ‘school of joy’ in Bilpudi village, Gujarat
Anandshala is a success story of the model schools conceptualized and promoted by UNICEF. The school, with a focus on co-curricular activities, aims at mental and physical growth of its students by instilling among them a love of learning.

In Gujarat, Niloshi’s five-year olds enroll in school amidst jubilation
Niloshi, located at a rugged end of the Western Ghat mountains, is home to one of the most backward tribes in the state.

The red tablet is the secret of my energy
A success story of Adolescent Girls’ Anemia Control Programme in Vadodara (Gujarat)

Adolescent anaemia - Gujarat
In 2000, a baseline survey conducted among more than 2,800 adolescent girls in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, showed that up to 75 per cent were anaemic.



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