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2013

UNICEF Mozambique Newsline 2013
© UNICEF Mozambique/2013

UNICEF Mozambique and Magnum Photos proudly present… The Rights Responsibility – their rights, our responsibility
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 10 December 2013 – Life for a child in Mozambique can be very precarious. Whether it is poverty, access to health, education, or safe water, children in this country face severe challenges that are not being met.

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
NEW YORK, 29 November 2013 – A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012

Grass-roots movements key to ending world’s toilet problem: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 19 November 2013 – Toilets are still out of reach for more than one-third of the global population, with devastating consequences to the health and development of children, UNICEF said on World Toilet Day.

With UNICEF support, Government launches campaign on rights of children with disabilities
Maputo, 15 October 2013 - Without a change in attitudes, little improvement will occur in the lives of Mozambican children with disabilities.

UNICEF on Global Handwashing Day: A simple solution with far-reaching benefits – the power is in our hands
NEW YORK, 15 October 2013 – As the world observes the 6th annual Global Handwashing Day, new figures from UNICEF say 1,400 children under five still die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

UNICEF launches water programme in Ribaue
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 03 October 2013 - "Through this programme, UNICEF is helping develop management models for water and sanitation services that will ultimately benefit 2 million people living in small towns," says UNICEF Mozambique Representative.

Some 35 million more children under five at risk if child mortality goal not met
NEW YORK, 13 September 2013 - A new UNICEF report shows that if current trends continue, the world will not meet Millennium Development Goal 4 – to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015. Worse, if current trends continue, the goal wi

Children discuss fulfilment of their rights at the Fourth Session of the Children's Parliament
Maputo, Mozambique, August 2, 2013 - About 250 children from 10 to 16 years from all over the country gathered this week in Parliament for the Fourth Session of the Children's Parliament, where they discussed the child rights situation in the country with

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 1 August 2013 – During World Breastfeeding Week starting today, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life.

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
NEW YORK, 31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported, said UNICEF today, announcing an initiative that urges ordinary citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to fight violence again

UNICEF Ambassadors speak out for children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 July 2013 - Oliver Mtukudzi is a household name in much of southern Africa, and his visit to neighbouring Mozambique in June was an eagerly anticipated event. In Maputo, fans stopped the Zimbabwean star on the street to shake hands

Koenraad Vanormelingen appointed UNICEF Mozambique Representative
Maputo, 28 June 2013 - The Government of Mozambique has accepted the appointment of Dr. Koenraad Vanormelingen as the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to the country.

UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Peter Krämer Foundation kick off appeal to expand Schools for Africa Initiative
NEW YORK, 17 June 2013 – UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation today kicked off a new fundraising drive to raise US$80 million to help Africa’s girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable childre

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
Da Nang, Viet Nam, 30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do

Remarkable Progress in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health
27 May 2013 – Some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report from Countdown to 2015.

2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 May 2013 – Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today.

National Health Week time again!
Maputo, 6 May 2013. National Health Week kicked off today in Mozambique, with plans to reach about 4 million children under the age of 5 throughout the country.

One step at a time – UNICEF and UNHCR join forces to help stateless in Mozambique
Maputo, 11 April 2013 - A high number of people in our locality have no form of identification, says Veriato Eduardo, an administrator in Angonia in Northwestern Mozambique near the Malawi border.

Pneumonia vaccine launched
Boane, Mozambique, 10 April 2013 - The pneumonia vaccine known as PCV10 was launched in Mozambique today by the Ministry of Health with the support of UNICEF and partners.

UNICEF launches SMS for Life with Mcel and Ministry of Health
Maputo, 27 March 2013 – UNICEF signed today a partnership agreement with the major national telecommunications provider Mcel and MISAU, which would see all Mcel mobile telephone subscribers receive Facts for Life text messages once a month.

Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, UNICEF says
NEW YORK, 22 March 2013 – As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.

UNICEF Mozambique 2012 Annual Report: 320 children die every day in Mozambique from preventable disease
MAPUTO, 28 February 2013 – Whilst health indicators in Mozambique have improved substantially over the years, child survival continues to be a key concern, with 320 children under 5 dying every day from preventable disease, according to the UNICEF Annual

Stewart Sukuma promotes investing in children and adolescents in Sao Paulo
Maputo, February 26, 2013 – The renowned Mozambican musician and UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador Stewart Sukuma advocated for life skills and the importance of investing in childhood and adolescence during a recent concert tour in São Paolo.

UNICEF seeks nearly US$7 million for tens of thousands of flood victims in Mozambique
MAPUTO, 14 February 2013 – UNICEF is seeking US$6.8 million to meet the needs of tens of thousands of children and women affected by severe flooding of the Limpopo River in Mozambique.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Stewart Sukuma produces benefit concert for flood victims
Maputo, 7 February 2013 - The UNICEF Mozambique Goodwill Ambassador Stewart Sukuma went on stage with his band Nkhuvu this evening to perform an awareness and fundraising concert benefiting the families displaced by the recent floods in Mozambique.

Visiting Chiaquelane's Medical Tent
Chokwe, 31 January 2013 - Doctor Samuel Mbimbo stands with a straight back, as if to attention, as he tells us about the 25 patients he has seen in the past hour and a half, and about the general complaints they come with (diarrhea, coughs, malaria).

For vulnerable children affected by floods, hope is a kitchen utensil
Chokwe, 27 January 2013 - Salatiel Sitoe, 16 years old, was patiently waiting under the shadow of a leafy tree at the Chiaquelane accommodation centre in Chokwe, when he heard the Red Cross worker calling his name.

Stewart Sukuma, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, visits flood victims in Mozambique
Maputo, 27 January 2013 - The distress of the thousands of people displaced by the floods in Gaza Province are terrible to witness, and we must not rest before their suffering has ended, says UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Stewart Sukuma.

Tens of thousands affected by continued flooding in Mozambique as UNICEF ramps up humanitarian aid
Maputo 25 January 2013 - An estimated 84,000 people—the majority projected to be children—have been affected throughout Mozambique by flooding and inundation caused by intense rains since 12 January.

Mozambique on Orange Alert over Heavy Rains
Maputo, 18 January 2013 - Thousands of people have been displaced in Mozambique after a severe spell of rains resulted in flooding in northern parts of the country, as well as in the capital Maputo.

 

 
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