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.
The Horn of Africa: A Crisis for Child Survival
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 24 July 2011 – With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi-arid regions across the Horn of Africa.
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.
Prime Minister Aires Ali launches nationwide measles vaccination campaign and national health week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – At the launch of the nationwide measles vaccination campaign and the first phase of the national health week this morning, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the importance of vaccinating children against measles.
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.
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 five.