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UNICEF welcomes the new Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes
Maputo, 22 December 2005 - The Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes which recently came into law, is one of the latest major achievements for millions of infants in Mozambique.

Children and young people present musical in support of campaign
Maputo, 14 December 2005 - Children and young people in Mozambique join the campaign “Unite for Children Unite against AIDS” and voice their concerns through a vibrant and colourful musical drama.

Journalists to ensure children are placed at centre of HIV/AIDS news coverage
Maputo, 9 December 2005 - More than 30 media professionals including managers, editors and senior journalists from radio, television and print media committed themselves to make the fight against HIV/AIDS and its impact on children their priority.

More than 8 million children vaccinated against measles
Maputo, 17 November 2005 - Mozambique’s Health Minister Paulo Ivo Garrido has struck a very positive balance of the recent immunisation campaign in the country.

Maputo, 5 November 2005 – The campaign JUNTOS PELAS CRIANÇAS JUNTOS CONTRA O SIDA (Unite for Children Unite against AIDS) was kicked off throughout Mozambique on Saturday with the main event taking place in the city centre of Maputo.

Mozambique unites against AIDS
Maputo, 4 November 2005 – The First Lady, Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, the National AIDS Council (CNCS), the Ministry of Women and Social Action (MMAS) and UNICEF announced today a campaign to put children at the centre of the national response to HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF helps keep HIV-positive children alive
Chókwè, 3 November 2005 - Against a setting sun, beside a traditional thatched hut, a group of women are pounding maize. A typically beautiful African scene.

The campaign is a wake-up call to raise awareness about the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on children. It mobilizes Mozambican society around a common goal: to put the care and protection of children and young people at the centre of the HIV/AIDS agenda.

UNICEF Mozambique launches new web site
Maputo, 6 October 2005 – The new UNICEF Mozambique web site, entirely produced in by UNICEF staff, was launched today with a new look and feel and updated content.

Innovative water pump for Mozambique’s schools
Intaca, 12 September 2005 – Some 40,000 school children in Mozambique will soon be ‘spinning’ into a healthier future with clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.

No child is left behind in Mozambique’s vaccination campaign
Lionde, 7 September 2005 – Clouds hang heavy over Mozambique’s Gaza province, as Abel and Leonel Vermão Tanganika get ready for a special trip.

Liam Neeson sees HIV/AIDS activities in Mozambique
Maputo, 25 August 2005 – Film actor Liam Neeson (“Star Wars”, “Schindler’s List”) has come to Mozambique to gain first-hand insight into UNICEF-supported programmes in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

National Immunisation Campaign kicks off in Mozambique
Maputo, 5 August 2005 - Mozambique’s Deputy Health Minister Aida Libombo on 1 August kicked off a national immunization campaign against measles and polio aimed at reaching almost 9 million children.

Mozambican First Lady joins Global Campaign on Children and AIDS
Maputo, 28 July 2005 - Mozambique's First Lady Maria da Luz Guebuza is joining the Global Campaign “Children and AIDS” to be initiated by UNICEF.

Private Sector Supports Immunisation Campaign
Maputo, 22 July 2005 - The national immunisation campaign in Mozambique is supported by a range of partners from the private sector and the civil society.

More than 1 million children affected by HIV/AIDS in Mozambique
Morrumbala, 16 June 2005 – Mozambique celebrated this year’s Day of the African Child with a mass event in Zambézia province, highlighting the devastating consequences of the HIV/AIDS crisis for children.

Day of the African Child on “Children and AIDS"
Maputo, 14 June 2005 – UNICEF in Mozambique is joining the Ministry for Women and Social Action in commemorating this year's Day of the African Child, which is focused on Children and AIDS.

Stop violence against children
Maputo, 1 June 2005 – Mozambique dedicated International Children’s Day 2005 on 1 June to the protection of children against violence and abuse.

More girls enrolled in school in Mozambique
Maputo, 20 May 2005 – Girls in Mozambique as in most other countries have better opportunities today to go to school than only some years ago. But girls’ education is still not expanding fast enough.

UN stresses crucial role of youth in development
Maputo, 17 May 2005 – The UN in Mozambique considers the young generation as crucial for the development of the country.

Canadian UNICEF Committee in Mozambique
Maputo, 2 May 2005 – In order to learn more about UNICEF supported activities for children in a programme country, volunteers and staff of the Canadian National Committee for UNICEF came to Mozambique for a 10-days-visit.

Unite against Malaria
Maputo, 25 April – On the occasion of Africa Malaria Day 2005, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Mozambique appealed to all development partners to increase their efforts to prevent and fight malaria, the main child-killer in the country.

Almost nine million children to be vaccinated
Maputo , 7 April 2005 – With a mass event in Maputo President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique kicked off a social mobilisation campaign for a national immunisation targeting 8.7 million children.

Irish UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors visit Mozambique
Maputo, 24 February 2005 – Film actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game”) and best seller author Cathy Kelly (“Someone like you”) came to Mozambique on their first mission as Goodwill Ambassadors for the Irish National Committee for UNICEF.

UNICEF Representative visits Cabo Delgado
Maputo, 24 January 2005 – UNICEF Representative Leila Pakkala undertook her first field visit in Mozambique to Cabo Delgado province. Areas supported by UNICEF include the fight against malaria, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.

Mozambique introduces long-lasting mosquito nets
Maputo, 14 January 2005 – In an effort to boost the fight against Malaria in Mozambique, the Government starts using long-lasting mosquito nets. The Ambassador of Japan handed over more than 25,000 of those nets to the Health Minister on Friday.

Leila Pakkala new UNICEF Representative in Mozambique
Maputo, 16 December - Leila Pakkala has assumed office as the new Representative of UNICEF in Mozambique. Ms. Pakkala presented her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Dr. Leonardo Simão, on 16 December in Maputo.



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