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2007

Police stands up for women and child victims of violence in Support Centres
Maputo, 03 December 2007- When the police officers arrive at Maputo’s Mercado do Povo (People’s Market), women vendors have already begun to gather under the largest tree inside the market. Today, the police officers have come to talk about violence.

Encouraging progress for children affected by AIDS in Mozambique
Maputo, November 2007 – Encouraging progress has been made in providing treatment, care and support to children affected by AIDS in Mozambique since the launch of the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’ campaign two years ago.

More than 500,000 mosquito nets distributed to children under five years old
Maputo, 9 November 2007 – A wide-ranging campaign to distribute over 500,000 mosquito nets is currently underway in Mozambique, from October through December, in five of the country’s provinces.

Working together to rebuild schools after devastating cyclone
Maputo, 24 October 2007 – In response to the severe damage caused to schools by Cyclone Favio in February 2007, UNICEF and the Provincial Government of Inhambane have been working together to improve the education of children throughout the province.

Young people strengthen their voice in the country’s development observatories
Maputo, 16 October 2007 – Every year, on 17 October, the world unites to celebrate the International Day for Poverty Eradication. This is one more occasion for drawing attention to the need to scale up efforts to eliminate poverty.

Child-friendly-schools to benefit 300,000 children
Maputo, 11 October 2007- Over 300.000 children will benefit from better education and improved school environment as a result of the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) programme in Mozambique.

Mozambique’s First Lady visits programmes responding to the impact of HIV and AIDS on children
Maputo, 28 September 2007- Mozambique’s First Lady, Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, Patroness of the campaign “Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS” in Mozambique, visited Xai-Xai and Chókwè on 27 and 28 September.

Young people take the lead on issues that affect their health
Maputo, September 2007- It was after midday when Nelson Cumbe burst into the Alto Maé Health Centre. He had come from his secondary school and was still wearing his school uniform.

Bringing birth registration services to the communities
Maputo, 31 August 2007- On a Tuesday morning, dozens of mothers and their children, some also accompanied by their fathers dropped their household and agricultural duties to line up very early in front of the birth registration services.

Children learn to use photography to capture their reality and express their views
Maputo, 7 August 2007 – Twenty four children are taking to the streets of Maputo with cameras in hands to document their lives and their communities.

Promoting initiation of breastfeeding in the first hour after birth can help saving children’s lives
Maputo, 1 August 2007- From 1 to 7 August over 120 countries around the world dedicate the week to call attention to the importance of exclusive breastfeeding to child survival and development.

Malaria prevention increases the chances for survival and healthy growth of Mozambican children
Maputo, 27 July 2007 – Malaria remains one of the main threats to the survival of children in Mozambique. It is estimated that this disease is the cause of more than two out of every five deaths among children under five years old in the country.

Seminar discusses protection of children’s rights
Maputo, 16 July 2007 – Top officials and experts from different sectors gathered in the city of Maputo from 10 to 13 July to discuss mechanisms to better protect the rights of the Child in Mozambique.

Children participate through art to advocate for their right to grow up healthy
Maputo, 13 July 2007– Boys and girls aged 14 to 15 from the Arco-Iris (Rainbow) child protection centre in Maputo have taken part in producing several paintings on the right of the children to grow up healthy.

Journalists trained to better promote children's rights
Maputo, 4 July 2007– Over 15 journalists from the northern provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula took part in a workshop held on 27- 29 June in Nampula, where they learnt how to improve use of the media to advocate children’s rights.

Media and partners together against child trafficking, violence, abuse and exploitation
Maputo 14 June 2007- Editors, journalists, government officials and civil society partners met this week to discuss the role that the media can play in fighting child trafficking, violence, abuse and exploitation in Mozambique.

Creating a protective environment against child labour
Maputo 11 June 2007 – The International Day Against Child Labour, which is celebrated on 12 June, is this year dedicated to raise awareness about child labour in the agriculture industry.

Providing youth-friendly health services
Maputo 1 June 2007- As part of its visit to Mozambique, a delegation of the United States Fund for UNICEF had the opportunity this week to witness the commitment of young Mozambicans in the response to HIV and AIDS.

International Children's Day: fighting child trafficking, abuse and exploitation
Maputo 31 May 2007 – On 1 June every year the world units to celebrate the International Children’s Day. The celebrations this year also coincides with the 18 anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Launch of the updated version of national database on social, demographic and economic statistics on Mozambique
Maputo, 22 May 2007- The National Institute of Statistics (INE) launched, on 22 May, the fourth version of ESDEM – a digital database containing the most updated statistical information on Mozambique.

World Health Day: promoting child survival
Maputo, 6 April 2007- On 7 April the world unites to celebrate the World Health Day. The theme for this year is “international health security”.

Mozambican children share their media experience with the world
Maputo 4 April 2007- On the morning of 24 March, when Tânia de Abreu (16), Paulo Manjate (14), Amélia Maisha Tunzine (Maisha) and Abílio Matusse Júnior (both 15) arrived at the Sandton Conference Centre, a new experience began in their lives.

Health activists spread life-saving messages
Sofala Province, 14 March 2007 – There are few spectacles more pleasing than seeing 100 children’s faces light up with laughter. That the source of their joy is a message of good health and hygiene, dressed up as theatre, only adds to the moment.

Protecting children from malaria and water-borne diseases
Sofala province, Mozambique, 13 de March – In 2000, as Mozambique grappled with deadly floods that claimed the lives of thousands, Rosita Pedro became a baby celebrity.

Flood-affected children go back to school
Sofala province, Mozambique, 06 March 2007 – Until this week, seven-year-old Joana Minete had never been to school. Never owned a book, and never written with a pencil. Today she beams with all three in her life.

Coastal towns hard at work after Cyclone Favio
Maputo, 28 February 2007 – Just 48 hours after a major cyclone almost flattened chunks of this tranquil Mozambican coastal town, the people of Vilanculos were on the move.

Children hardest hit by Cyclone Favio
Maputo, 22 February 2007 – Children will bear the brunt of tropical Cyclone Favio said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today as the organisation is preparing to respond to the second disaster to hit the central Mozambique in less than a month.

Mozambique floods: Getting children back to school
Mozambique, 19 February 2007 – Orlando and his family were among the first to arrive at Chupanga camp, near the town of Caia, in Sofala province.

Mozambique floods: Preventing the spread of diseases among children in the camps
Mozambique, 18 February 2007 – UNICEF Health Officer Dr. Felix Ramos is no novice to floods disasters. He was here in 2001, the year when severe floods devastated the central region of Mozambique, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Responding to the floods in Mozambique
Mozambique, 21 February 2007 - Together with the Government of Mozambique and other international and local organizations, UNICEF is actively engaged in the humanitarian response to the severe flooding.

Water and sanitation initiative benefits one million people
Maputo 9 February 2007- More than one million people in the central region of Mozambique will have improved access to adequate sanitation facilities and water sources as a result of the One Million Initiative.

2007 UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report
Maputo 5 February 2007 – Despite significant progress made in recent years, Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is prone to natural disasters, chronic vulnerability and persistent humanitarian conditions. In its 2007 Humanitarian Report launched last week, UNICEF is seeking for US$ 5,210,900 to strengthen national capacity to prepare for and respond to the country’s endemic humanitarian crisis.

Daniela Poggi documents the work of community theatre
Maputo, 20 January 2007 – As part of the production of a short documentary on social theatre, actress Daniela Poggi visited Mozambique over the past two weeks to film and learn about the work of local theatre groups in supporting development.

Report highlights challenges and progress in global response to Children and AIDS
Maputo, 18 January 2007- One year after the launch of the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign, the global response to protect and support AIDS-affected children is still insufficient. But in important ways, that is beginning to change.

 

 
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