Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition






12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 - UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said.

Infant and young child feeding: Appropriate infant feeding practices are crucial for child survival and development
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. After this, children should receive solid, semi-solid and soft foods in increasing frequency, along with continued breastfeeding.

Facts for Life: Why is breastfeeding important?
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk.

Worldwide, UNICEF celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by taking the message beyond health clinics
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large.

World Breastfeeding Week 2011: "Talk to me about breastfeeding"
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – In the period 22 – 28 August this year, Mozambique will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. It will be the twentieth anniversary of this event.

Nationwide measles vaccination campaign exceeds targets
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 July 2011 – The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) has claimed success in the nationwide vaccination campaign against measles held in the last week of May.

Ministry of Health expects to immunize 3.6 million Mozambican children against measles during intensive Child Health Week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – Measles remains the first cause of death among diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. Mozambique experienced three measles outbreaks in the last decade.

Prime Minister Aires Ali emphasizes the need to overcome chronic malnutrition in order to achieve social and economic development goals
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 May 2011 – At a seminar on economic development marking the 15-year anniversary of the UN University, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the Government’s strategy to promote social and economic development in Mozambique.

Aggressive targets in the fight against malaria are likely to be reached, but the gains must be sustained over time, warns Dr. Emanuele Capobianco of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Dr. Emanuele Capobianco is Chief of Health and Nutrition at UNICEF Mozambique. An Italian national, he has previously worked in East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

Near zero malaria deaths achievable by 2015: Innovation, partnership and resource mobilization key
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Curbing malaria is essential to achieving the MDGs of reducing child mortality. Based on its success thus far, the Roll Back Malaria partnership has set a target of achieving near zero malaria deaths by 2015.

Despite significant progress in recent years, malaria remains the leading killer of children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – The 2008 National Mortality study confirmed malaria as the leading killer of children in Mozambique. Thirty-three per cent of deaths among children under five are attributed to malaria, and among children aged one to fi

The Minister of Health announces journalism prize for reporting on important health issues in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 April 2011 – On 15 April, the Minister of Health, Dr. Alexandre Manguele, announced a journalism prize for reporting on health issues in Mozambique.

Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launches ‘Facts for Life’ behavior change communication framework
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – In a well-attended ceremony at the Ministry of Health on 6 April this year, Mozambican Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launched the Facts for Life (known in Portuguese as ‘Saude e Vida’).

Facts for Life – a comprehensive communication framework for behavior change and development in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 1 April 2011 – Each year, around 8 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday, and every single day, an estimated 22,000 children die from preventable causes.





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