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Mozambique eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus
MAPUTO, Mozambique - 23 November 2010 – Mozambique has joined the ranks of the 19 countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus since 2000, according to a validation survey conducted last month in compliance with World Health Organization.

Promoting universal salt iodisation in Mozambique
Boane, Maputo Province, November 2010 – In spite of enormous challenges in the production and promotion of iodised salt, many producers have demonstrated that more and more children and their families can get access to quality salt in the country.

HIV positive mothers help to prevent the transmission of HIV to children
Beira, Sofala Province, November 2010 – In the city of Beira, Sofala Province, a group of young mothers is leading awareness campaigns for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21
NEW YORK, 20 November 2010 – 21 years ago today a remarkable milestone for the protection and realization of the rights of all children - the Convention on the Rights of the Child – was officially opened for signature by United Nations Member States.

Musician Stewart Sukuma calls for zero tolerance towards violence and sexual abuse against girls
Maputo province, November 2010 – The room was already full but more people were continuing to arrive. Wherever else there was space, dozens of voices came together in various tones to sing in chorus the best known compositions of Stewart Sukuma.

Coordinator of the child-to-child radio programme inspires new generation of young journalists
Nampula province, October 2010 – Lúcia Máquina, 24 years, is proud to be a role model for the dozens of children who have learnt with her how to produce and present radio programmes.

Getting physical in the school yard helps to keep attendance rates up
Mozambique, Chibuto District, October 2010 – Today is a typical day at school for 11-year-old Phumzile Nkavele. Children sit at desks with books and pens, teachers teach using blackboards and chalk.

Global Handwashing Day 2010: Making clean hands a priority for more than just a day
Maputo, 15 October 2010 – For the third annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials around the world will come together to celebrate.

More developing countries show universal access to HIV/AIDS services is possible
Maputo, 6 October 2010 - Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV/AIDS services, according to a new report released last week.

Integrated health care for mothers and children helps to save lives
Mozambique, Tete, September 2010 – Aida Olimpio, 22, is six months pregnant and has arrived for her antenatal consultation at the Mavuzi Ponte health centre, a rural outpost in Chiuta district.

Mozambican university to offer new course on children and the media to journalism students
Maputo, 8 September 2010 – Students at the Eduardo Mondlane University’s School of Journalism in Maputo will soon be offered a new course on children and the media looking at journalism from a child-rights perspective.

Nine candidates selected for the 2010 Media Support Fund
Maputo, August 19, 2010 - Mozambique’s Child-Friendly Media Network, a partnership between MISA-Mozambique and UNICEF, announced today the winning candidates for the 2010 Media Support Fund.

Mozambique’s Breastfeeding Week highlights the role of health professionals
Maputo, 23 August 2010 – Every day, around 340 children under the age of five die in Mozambique, mostly of easily preventable and treatable diseases. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to reduce that toll.

A youth radio reporter presents her child-friendly school
Mozambique, August 2010 – Raissa, 12 years old, is a child-to-child radio reporter who hosts, along with other young participants, a weekly children’s programme called ‘Voices of Youth’ at Chibuto’s community radio.

New water and sanitation facilities improve school environment in remote communities
Buzi District, Mozambique, July 2010 – It is mid morning and students from Manica Primary School in Buzi District, Sofala Province, just came out of their classrooms for a short break.

Mozambican artists join forces against child trafficking and exploitation
Mozambique, 3 June 2010 – A diverse group of Mozambican artists spanning several generations will come together on Saturday 5 June in Maputo for an outdoor concert marking the Quinzena da criança.

Community radio helps to tackle violence and abuse against children
Buzi, Mozambique June 2010 – Since its opening a couple of years ago, the small community radio station in the district of Buzi, Sofala province, has played a big role in bringing community members together to discuss issues that affect them.

Changing mindsets with community-led total sanitation
Changara, Mozambique, May 2010 – The pounding of the drums begins the dancing. A crowd of adults and children watch from under the small umbrella relief of tall leafy trees.

Mozambique’s ambitious push against malaria
Mozambique, 2010 – After a 30-kilometre race on a motorbike and a twenty-minute blood test in a rural health clinic confirmed the worst – severe malaria with complications – three-year-old Bonita Gomes was rushed at midnight another 10 kilometres.

Mother and child health week reaches millions across the country
Mozambique, 16 April 2010 – A nation-wide mother and child health week was heald from 12-16 April, aiming to reach over 3.5 million children and all mother of child-bearing age in the country with an integrated package of health interventions.

New child rights website launched in Mozambique
Maputo 14 April 2010 – A new website on child rights was launched today in Maputo during the official ceremony marking the re-opening of the National Library of Mozambique.

Baseline survey of HIV and AIDS news coverage in the Mozambican press
Maputo, April 2010 – In A baseline survey, supported by UNICEF as part of a long term partnership with MISA, was developed on the news coverage of HIV and AIDS related issues by the Mozambican press.

Mozambique’s first Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food factory opens in Beira
Mozambique, April 2010 – The first factory producing Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food in Mozambique will be launched in Beira on Monday 5 April by Minister of Health Ivo Garrido in an effort to scale up integrated nutrition interventions.

Community leaders recognised for eliminating open defecation in their communities
Mozambique, 5 April 2010 – One hundred and fifty one communities in Tete, Manica and Sofala provinces were declared open defecation-free today during a ceremony in Changara district, Tete province.

TV show for and by children promotes child rights
Maputo, March 2010 – The cameras are rolling, and Yusnira Hassane, 16, couldn’t be happier. From the national television’s studio in the capital, Maputo, she hosts ‘Roda Viva,’ [moving wheel] a show by and for young people.

International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2010
Mozambique, March 2010 – Media organisations and children around the world are celebrating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) on 7 March 2010 under the theme ‘All Rights All Children.’

National seminar on nutrition aims to tackle chronic malnutrition in Mozambique
Maputo, 1 March 2010 – A national seminar on nutrition will be held in Maputo on 3 and 4 March.

Providing care for vulnerable children and their families in communities
Xai-Xai, Mozambique, 2010 – Celeste Macuacua*, a 60-year-old widow living with her two orphaned grandchildren, has just got back home from working on her plot this morning when she hears a familiar voice calling from outside.

Child-friendly schools for the most vulnerable
Buzi, Mozambique, 2010 – Standing in front of his newly-built classroom, Muchindo Alberto, a 5th grade teacher at 3 de Fevereiro primary school, speaks proudly of his child-friendly school.

HIV-positive mothers support groups help raise healthy children
Xai-Xai, Mozambique, 2010 – Today, like most other days of the week, Xai-Xai health centre is bustling with activity early in the morning. In the waiting room of the maternal and child health ward, some two dozen mothers are waiting.



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