Mrs Ban-Ki Moon visits UNICEF-funded refuge center for children victims of sexual violence
The spouse of the UN secretary General visited the maternal and child health centre of Befelatanana (CHUGOB), accompanied by Madagascar first lady, Mrs Voahangy RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA, and the Mamy Lalatiana ANDRIAMANARIVO, Minister of Public health along with representatives from UN agencies in Madagascar.
This visit was an opportunity to share the country health situation in general, and maternal and child and new-born health in particular. An opportunity for the delegation to visit the refuge center for children victims of sexual violence first implemented by UNICEF in Madagascar.
Learn about the VONJY rescue center
Polio eradication in Madagascar: challenges and realities
Since the resurgence of polio virus in October 2014, the country has just finished its eighth campaign of vaccination against polio. Indeed, the response to any polio epidemic requires several successive campaigns with intervals between each campaign. Madagascar has reported the first case of polio in October 2014 and the second in January 2015, respectively in Sofia and Vatovavy Fitovinany regions . In June 2015, eight cases related to the case of Sofia were registered in the regions of Boeny , Menabe , Androy and Anosy , two among children over 5 years . The 8th vaccination campaign was organized in April 2016. The country is close to the goal and all indicators show that the country will be on track to get certified as polio-free.
Official video clip: polio eradication
Latest NewsA capacity-building workshop was organized for police forces and national soldiers in Antananarivo. This workshop aimed to strengthen their knowledge about legal framework, in terms of child protection, identification of different forms of violence, legal treatment of children victims and prevention measures. The workshop also included a session on protection of children against online violence
Promotion of early childhood in Madagascar
Year in Review; best of 2015 pictures
2015 was a rich year of activities for UNICEF Madagascar. Apart from intense nutrition activities to ensure child survival, UNICEF has significantly contributed to the major polio campaigns organized during 2015. This section will give you a view of all achievements to promote children's rights in Madagascar through pictures from the field.