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2009



Musician Stewart Sukuma shares basic life skills with children
Matalane, December 15, 2009 - More than a hundred children of the rural community of Matalane received a surprise visit today from the famous Mozambican singer Stewart Sukuma.

Promoting children's participation through child-to-child media programmes
Maputo, December 2009 – Every Saturday morning, thousands of school-age children across Mozambique turn on the radio to listen to Paulo Manjate, 16, a young presenter on national public radio.

Nutritional Rehabilitation Programme helps children at risk
Mozambique, December 2009 - It is late morning in the city of Xai-Xai, the capital of the province of Gaza. In the paediatric ward of the Central Hospital, 14-month-old João plays happily on the lap of her mother Delfina.

Mozambican artists come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Maputo, November 20 2009 - On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF paid tribute today to a diverse group of artists who, through their work, have shown leadership in advancing the rights of children.

Evaluation of the “Accelerating Birth Registration” programme
Maputo, November 2009 - In 2008 UNICEF conducted an evaluation in order to inform the scaling up of the “Accelerating Birth Registration” programme.

Child-Friendly Media Network launches Annual Report on children in the media
Maputo, October 2009 – Mozambique’s Child-Friendly Media Network launched earlier this month its annual report on children in the media.

National Child Mortality Study 2009: Summary report
Mozambique, 30 September 2009 – The Ministry of Health, with support from UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, conducted a national child mortality study to measure neonatal, infant and under-five mortality rates in Mozambique.

Under-five mortality rate drops by fifteen points in Mozambique
Mozambique, October 2009 - The results of a national survey on the situation of women and children, known as Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), were made public earlier this month by Mozambique’s National Statistics Institute.

Diplomatic and investment partners discuss HIV and AIDS policies for the workplace
Maputo, May 2009 – Development partners, representatives of the diplomatic corps and of the private sector attended a business leaders breakfast on May 15th in Maputo, to discuss social responsibility initiatives.

Child-Friendly Schools: Annual Assessment Report
Mozambique, May 2009 – The Ministry of Education and Culture and UNICEF conducted in 2008 an annual assessment of the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) programme in Mozambique.

Child Health Week to reach 3 million children across the country
Maputo, May 2009 – A nationwide Child Health Week taking place from 18 to 22 May 2009 will provide, over five days, a package of health interventions.

Journalists trained on child protection laws
Maputo, May 2009 – More than 20 journalists from the southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane gathered in Maputo City last month to participate in a capacity building seminar on the Children’s Act, which was adopted last year in Mozambique.

Mosquito nets for all children under the age of 5
Maputo, May 2009 – All children under five years living in the 92 districts not covered by house spraying in Mozambique will have received before the end this year a mosquito net treated with long lasting insecticide (LLIN).

Model centre to support women and children victims of domestic violence launched in Maputo
Maputo, April 2009 – The first of a new series of offices to support women and children victims of domestic violence was officially inaugurated in Maputo this month.

Series of documentary films on African children launched in Mozambique
Maputo, April 2009 – Seven documentary films on progress and challenges to the survival of African children have, since last year, been launched in 15 African countries, including Mozambique.

Thirty four communities receive prizes for best sanitation practices
Dondo, Sofala Province, March 2009 – In February this year thirty four communities in Tete, Manica and Sofala provinces received prizes for having successfully involved all their households in the construction and use of latrines at their homes.

Mc Roger Initiative and UNICEF set up partnership to promote children’s rights
Maputo, March 2009 – The well known Mozambican singer and television presenter, known as Mc Roger, signed in February this year a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership with UNICEF.

UNICEF Mozambique Annual Report 2008
Maputo, March 2009 - The main achievements in 2008 are now outlined in the UNICEF Mozambique Annual Report 2008. The report highlights the strong partnerships between the Government, international and national organisations that led to progress in several areas.

Survey: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Mozambique, March 2009 – In 2008, UNICEF contracted the firm WE Consult Lda to conduct a household survey on water, hygiene and sanitation in 9 districts of Mozambique. The survey aimed to collect information for use as baseline data for 18 districts.

Survey: Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Child-Friendly Districts
Mozambique, March 2009 – In 2008, UNICEF Mozambique contracted an independent consultant to conduct a household survey in nine districts of Mozambique.

 

 
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