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Mozambican artist Neyma, joined by Stewart Sukuma, launches music video about children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – This morning, Mozambican artist Neyma was joined by Stewart Sukuma and guests for the launch of her new music video called 'Sofrimento' at the UNICEF office on Avenida do Zimbabwe.

We must strive to raise our children in a culture of peace, says Neyma
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – On the occasion of the launch of her new music video ‘Sofrimento’, a song about children and their suffering, Mozambican artist Neyma spoke about the song’s message.

UNICEF sponsored book on child protection awarded the CADES 2011 Best Book of the Year prize
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 November 2011 – The Legal and Judicial Training Center (the publisher) and Carlos Pedro Mondlane (the author) were awarded the CADES 2011 Best Book of the Year prize for the book 'Lei de Promoção e Protecção dos Direitos da Criança'

UNICEF Mozambique launches series of blogs to strengthen knowledge leadership and promote professional dialogue
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 November 2011 – UNICEF Mozambique has launched a set of six program expert blogs written by its staff members, which are now accessible online.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban is taking place from November 28 to December 9
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 November 2011 - The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban is taking place from November 28 to December 9, 2011. This event will bring together representatives from the world’s governments, international organizations, civil society

Climate change and children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 November 2011 - Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century.

UNICEF wins Mozambique Best Brands 2011 Award in social action category
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 November 2011 - At the third annual Mozambique Best Brands gala held last evening, UNICEF was recognized as the country’s premier brand in the Social Action category.

UNICEF calls for increased investment in the children of Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique 18 November 2011 - On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, celebrated worldwide on November 20 each year, UNICEF Mozambique Representative Jesper Morch is calling for increased investment in the children of Mozambique.

UNICEF calls for better construction of schools and public buildings
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 November 2011 – In recent weeks, several schools and other buildings in the central provinces have had their roofs blown off as a result of heavy winds and rains, causing significant material damage.

UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/ GENEVA, 28 October 2011 – One hundred days since famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia, UNICEF and its partners are doing their utmost to prevent a second and potentially more devastating wave of deaths from disease.

In Maputo, Dr. Hans Rosling speaks on the long term progress of nations
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 26 October 2011 – At a presentation for a packed audience at Hotel VIP, Dr. Hans Rosling, a professor of public health and co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, spoke on factors contributing to the long term progress of nations.

The One Million Initiative Mozambique: Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme
Mozambique – 25 October 2011 - The One Million Initiative is a large scale rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme jointly implemented by the Government of Mozambique (GoM) and UNICEF, with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands (GoN).

First national seminar on alternative care
MAPUTO, Mozambique – 25 October 2011 – In the period from 18 to 22 October, UNICEF supported the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MMAS) in holding of the first National Seminar on Alternative Care.

UNICEF aims to expand subsidy system to reach Mozambique’s most vulnerable children
GUARA GUARA, Mozambique, 21 October 2011 – The childhood of Filiphe Luis Marime, 15, ended three years ago when his mother died after a long illness. He was left responsible for his younger siblings, one of whom was just an infant.

UNICEF report: Crisis in the Horn of Africa far from over
NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 October 2011 – The massive international response to the child survival crisis in the Horn of Africa has already shown some positive results, but much more needs to be done to save hundreds of thousands of children at risk of dying.

Statement by UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch on the commemoration of Mozambique Teacher’s Day
On this day of October 12, instituted as the National Day for Teachers', UNICEF felicitates all Teachers in Mozambique and pays homage to these architects who shape the educational and intellectual development of children - the future of Mozambique.

Take Offs and Falls by Michal Josephy
SOFALA, Mozambique, 7 October 2011 - A short, strong and emotional story about a child soldier who fought for RENAMO during the Mozambican Civil War.

Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 - UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams's appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador.

12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 - UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said.

The face of social security in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 – One face of the Government of Mozambique’s food subsidy program (PSA) is a household headed by an elderly person who is in charge of four or five orphans.

Social security and social protection
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 – In the Government’s action plan against absolute poverty, commonly known as PARP, poverty is defined as a multi-dimensional phenomenon.

Strengthening and scaling up of the social protection system – Part 2
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 - UNICEF Mozambique had developed a social protection strategy in 2007 focusing on the role of cash transfers for children affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children.

Strengthening and scaling up of the social protection system - Part 1
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 - Significant strides have recently been achieved in the area of social protection in Mozambique, like the approval of the Regulation for Basic Social Security and the National Strategy for Basic Social Security.

President Guebuza opens the 47th FACIM, tours exhibits
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 August 2011 - In a closed session at FACIM this morning, President Armando Guebuza opened the 47th Maputo international trade fair in Marracuene, on the northern outskirts of Maputo city.

FACIM is taking place in Marracuene from August 29 to September 4 - visit the UNICEF exhibit
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 26 August 2011 - Like last year, UNICEF Mozambique is represented with a stand, which is located in the exhibition tent called Chai, the last exhibition tent on the left from the main entrance.

Members of the Dutch parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee visit households headed by grandparents
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 August 2011 – Yesterday, seven members of the Dutch parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee made a field visit to the Inhamizua community outside Beira.

Field visit to the central provinces by UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch and Dutch parliamentary delegation
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 - Between August 17 and 22, UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch is visiting the central provinces of Sofala, Manica and Tete.

Infant and young child feeding: Appropriate infant feeding practices are crucial for child survival and development
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. After this, children should receive solid, semi-solid and soft foods in increasing frequency, along with continued breastfeeding.

Facts for Life: Why is breastfeeding important?
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk.

Worldwide, UNICEF celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by taking the message beyond health clinics
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large.

World Breastfeeding Week 2011: "Talk to me about breastfeeding"
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – In the period 22 – 28 August this year, Mozambique will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. It will be the twentieth anniversary of this event.

Fund launched to support journalism focused on children in 2011
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 16 August 2011 - The Child-friendly Media Network, better known by its acronym in Portuguese, RECAC, launched the annual round of a fund to support journalism focused on children.

MISA presents the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media report - an analysis"
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 15 August 2011 – At the School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at UEM last Friday, the Media Institute of Southern Africa, more commonly known as MISA, presented the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media - an analysis".

“Together with Life”: an innovative partnership with great impact on remote communities in Niassa
NIASSA, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - It was already mid-afternoon when the multimedia mobile unit arrived at Matuane primary school, in Cuamba district.

Course on child rights and journalism practice launched at UEM
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 – The School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) launched the course 'Children’s Rights and Journalism Practice: A Rights-Based Perspective'.

School Clubs: Small Steps, Big Benefits - child participation in school
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - One Friday afternoon, thirteen boys and girls were gathered around a table in a small room to plan their school club activity on Saturday.

A radio programme by children for children
ANGOCHE, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - While other children of their age are playing or doing their homework, Augusta and her friends use up their time preparing a radio program to discuss issues affecting the rights of children.

President Guebuza closes Child Parliament, looks to children as guarantors of country's future
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 August 2011 – After a session where the 114 delegates at the 3rd Child Parliament asked tough questions of their country's leaders, President Armando Guebuza responded and thanked the delegates for their work in his closing remarks.

"Our future depends on my present" - the 3rd Child Parliament opens in the Assembleia da República
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 August 2011 - Some 114 young delegates from across Mozambique were gathered in the main hall of the Assembleia da República (parliament) for the official opening of the 3rd Child Parliament in Mozambique.

The Horn of Africa: A Crisis for Child Survival
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 24 July 2011 – With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi-arid regions across the Horn of Africa.

The National Institute of Statistics launch updated version of important database that will aid programming, decision making and accountabilty
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 July 2011 - Today, the National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estatística – INE), with the support of UNICEF, launched the national dissemination process of the updated version of ESDEM.

Strengthening at-risk families: Why psycho-social support matters
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 – One definition of psycho-social support is the provision of love, care and protection. It is the support for the emotional and social aspects of a person’s life, so that they can live with hope and dignity.

Community scorecards enhance accountability at all levels in Mozambique
GAZA, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 – In Manjakaze and Guijá districts, civil society organizations (CBOs) use community score cards to monitor the quality of health and education services.

The Social Protection Floor: A policy framework for basic social security
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 - Receiving an education, being in good health and having sufficient income to participate in cultural life, to express oneself freely and to share knowledge and ideas- these are human rights that should be enjoyed by all.

Children living in residential care centers in Mozambique
BEIRA, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 - It is mid-morning and Ana (not her real name), a girl of one year and four months, is happily playing with her aunt and sister. Her home is a small house made of bricks, dark with no windows and with a loose roof.

Nationwide measles vaccination campaign exceeds targets
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 July 2011 – The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) has claimed success in the nationwide vaccination campaign against measles held in the last week of May.

The Minister of Education launches the Government's 'zero tolerance' campaign against violence and abuse of children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 June 2011 – At an event at the Francisco Manyanga Secondary School, the Minister of Education, Mr. Zeferino Martins, officially launched the Government's 'zero tolerance' campaign against violence and abuse of children.

Missing: Proper Toilets for 2.6 Billion
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 27 June 2011 - That 2.6 billion people live each day without a proper toilet is shocking.

Global solution for local action: Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2011 – Between 1990 and 2008, efforts by governments, support agencies and people themselves resulted in additional 1.3 billion people worldwide using improved sanitation facilities.

Sustainable sanitation: The Five Year Drive to 2015
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2011 – With 2.6 billion people still without access to a toilet or latrine, sanitation is among the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets lagging farthest behind in implementation.

Reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 targets for safe water and sanitation in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 June 2011 – Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion continue to be critical development issues in Mozambique.

With adequate investment, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for safe water in Mozambique can be reached, says Dr. Sam Godfrey of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 June 2011 – Dr. Sam Godfrey is the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at UNICEF Mozambique. Sam is British and has a PhD in Civil Engineering.

Day of the African Child: Taking action together for the children living on the street
Maputo, 16 June 2008 – The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was initiated by the Organization for African Unity (OAU), later replaced by the African Union (AU).

Violence and sexual abuse in schools
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Sexual abuse in schools is an area of particular concern, as noted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The consequences of violence against children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Violence against children is a profound violation of human rights and has devastating short- and long-term mental and physical health consequences.

A change in social norms and individual behaviors at the community level is necessary to eliminate sexual abuse and violence against children, says Mayke Huijbregts of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Mayke Huijbregts is the Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF Mozambique. Mayke is a human rights lawyer trained in the Netherlands. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Mozambique celebrates the Quinzena da Criança: a fortnight dedicated to children and children’s issues
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 June 2011 – Every year Mozambique celebrates the Quinzena da Criança, a fortnight of activities dedicated to children and children’s issues beginning with the International Day of the Child on June 1 and ending on June 16.MAPUTO, Moz

Leading Mozambican personalities spearhead Government’s zero tolerance campaign against sexual abuse and violence
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 June 2011 – In an unprecedented joint effort, the Mozambican Ministry of Education (MINED) is leading the development and implementation of a zero tolerance campaign against sexual abuse and violence.

Minister of Women and Social Action Iolanda Cintura presides over meeting to mobilize resources to fight violence against children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 24 May 2011 – In a meeting to mobilize resources to fight violence against children, Minister of Women and Social Action Ms. Iolanda Cintura spoke about the problem of trafficking in children and the measures needed to overcome it.

Prime Minister Aires Ali launches nationwide measles vaccination campaign and national health week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – At the launch of the nationwide measles vaccination campaign and the first phase of the national health week this morning, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the importance of vaccinating children against measles.

Ministry of Health expects to immunize 3.6 million Mozambican children against measles during intensive Child Health Week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – Measles remains the first cause of death among diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. Mozambique experienced three measles outbreaks in the last decade.

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 3
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 19 May 2011 – This is the third and last of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is about the effect of the environment and emergencies on edu

World Bank presents study on the ‘Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change’ in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 May 2011 – On 18 May, UNICEF Mozambique hosted Mr. Jean-Christophe Caret, a Senior Environmental Economist from the World Bank, who presented the findings from the Mozambique case study in the World Bank’s Economics of Adaptation to

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 2
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 May 2011 – This is the second of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is on human or commercially driven environmental factors.

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 1
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 12 May 2011 – This is the first of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is on health, nutrition, water and sanitation.

Environmental degradation and the effects of climate change in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 11 May 2011 – A comprehensive report conducted by the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) paints a sobering picture of the environmental conditions that are anticipated if current climatic trends continue.

Engaging in Public Finance Management – a system-wide approach to sustainable development
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 10 May 2011 –The realisation of children’s right to health, for example, is contingent upon a complex decision-making process that determines how scarce productive resources are allocated and health services distributed...

Doing time in school waiting for marriage
Lembrança Nhambe is 15 years old. She was borrn and raised in Panjane, a small locality about 40 km from Magude, the district center, which in turn is just over 100 km from Maputo. When she was eight years old, she was sent to school by her parents...

Prime Minister Aires Ali emphasizes the need to overcome chronic malnutrition in order to achieve social and economic development goals
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 May 2011 – At a seminar on economic development marking the 15-year anniversary of the UN University, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the Government’s strategy to promote social and economic development in Mozambique.

More children are attending school today than five years ago, but great challenges remain
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 May 2011 – According to the forthcoming 2010 ‘Child Poverty and Disparities Study’, disparities have been narrowing in primary education in Mozambique, whereas progress in secondary education has been slow.

Linda was promised good grades in return for sex, now she has a baby and is no longer in school
ZAMBEZIA, Mozambique, 2 May 2011 – Linda (not her real name) is a 16-year old girl from a city in Zambezia, who was taken advantage of sexually by her teacher, a 40-year old man, known and respected in the community.

Global Action Week on Education 2-8 May 2011: Overcoming barriers to women’s and girls’ education
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 May 2011 – In many countries, women and girls face significant obstacles that prevent them from getting an education or that force them to drop out of school.

Community leaders from central provinces recognized by Government for their role in eliminating open defecation
GONDOLA, Mozambique, 28 April 2011 – In a high-level ceremony in Manica last Thursday, some 282 community leaders from the central provinces of Tete, Manica and Sofala were recognized for their important role in the construction and use of latrines.

The One Million initiative: Reaching a million people with water and sanitation services by 2013
GONDOLA, Mozambique, 28 April 2011 – The One Million initiative was initiated in 2007 as a cooperative project between the Government of Mozambique, the Government of the Netherlands and UNICEF and has a planned duration of seven years.

Aggressive targets in the fight against malaria are likely to be reached, but the gains must be sustained over time, warns Dr. Emanuele Capobianco of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Dr. Emanuele Capobianco is Chief of Health and Nutrition at UNICEF Mozambique. An Italian national, he has previously worked in East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

Near zero malaria deaths achievable by 2015: Innovation, partnership and resource mobilization key
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Curbing malaria is essential to achieving the MDGs of reducing child mortality. Based on its success thus far, the Roll Back Malaria partnership has set a target of achieving near zero malaria deaths by 2015.

Despite significant progress in recent years, malaria remains the leading killer of children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – The 2008 National Mortality study confirmed malaria as the leading killer of children in Mozambique. Thirty-three per cent of deaths among children under five are attributed to malaria, and among children aged one to fi

The One Million Initiative: Achieving sustainability of water supply infrastructure in Mozambique
GURO, Mozambique, 21 April 2011 – Guro district, in the central province of Manica, has become a model for sustainable water supply infrastructure in Mozambique.

Mozambique is likely to achieve 13 of 21 Millennium Development Goal targets by 2015
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 April 2011 – Mozambique is making progress in key human development areas and is likely to achieve 13 of the 21 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, according to the national 2010 ‘MDG Progress Report’.

UNICEF Mozambique 2010 Annual Report: A focus on strong, collaborative partnerships
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 April 2011 – The Government of Mozambique, UNICEF and partners made significant progress in 2010 towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals and the three country program priorities.

Aer Lingus cabin crew join UNICEF Ireland on emotional visit to Mozambique
XAI-XAI, Mozambique, 19 April 2011 – At the end of March this year, four cabin crew from Aer Lingus, an Irish airline, joined UNICEF staff from Ireland and Mozambique on what turned out to be an emotional field trip to Gaza province.

The Minister of Health announces journalism prize for reporting on important health issues in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 April 2011 – On 15 April, the Minister of Health, Dr. Alexandre Manguele, announced a journalism prize for reporting on health issues in Mozambique.

Strong supporters of Schools for Africa, UNICEF Finland visits Chibuto
GAZA, Mozambique, 14 April 2011 – From 12 to 14 March this year, Ms. Susanna Haltsonen, Coordinator of the UNICEF City Partnership campaign in Satakunta, Finland, came for a field visit to Mozambique.

Living, learning and playing under the development tree
CHANGARA, Mozambique, 13 April 2011 – In Mozambique, ‘Zona de Influencia Pedagogica’, or ZIP as it is better known, is the lead school in a district school cluster.

Child Friendly Schools: Making education real for children, families and communities in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 12 April 2011 – In a four-day global capacity building workshop taking place in Maputo from 11 to 14 April, educators and administrators from Portuguese-speaking counties around the world are gathering in Mozambique.

Minister of Education Mr. Zeferino Martins opens global capacity building workshop on Child Friendly Schools
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 11 April 2011 – At the opening of a global capacity building workshop on Child Friendly Schools, which takes place in Maputo, Minister of Education Zeferino Martins extended a warm welcome to the workshop participants.

Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launches ‘Facts for Life’ behavior change communication framework
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – In a well-attended ceremony at the Ministry of Health on 6 April this year, Mozambican Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launched the Facts for Life (known in Portuguese as ‘Saude e Vida’).

Gender aspects of poverty – the feminization of poverty in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – Every year on 7 April, Mozambique celebrates National Women’s Day. The day is a celebration of the nation’s women and a time to acknowledge their contributions to society.

Civil Society Forum on Child Rights meets to explore and coordinate advocacy efforts in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – At a national workshop held at Hotel VIP on 5 April, the Civil Society Forum on Child Rights (known as ROSC) explored advocacy issues and exchanged information.

Children account for nearly 30 per cent of all victims of landmines worldwide, says Hanoch Barlevi of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 April 2011 – Hanoch Barlevi is the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response Specialist at UNICEF Mozambique, where he heads a small emergency response team.

International Day for Mine Awareness 2011 - Children and the explosive remnants of war in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 April 2011 – Mozambique endured a long civil war from 1977 to 1992, which resulted in the killing of up to a million people and left behind a devastating legacy of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Regional meeting calls for joint plan of action to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 31 March 2011 – A regional consultation meeting for eastern and southern Africa on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV took place in Nairobi, Kenya, between 15 and 17 March this year.

Facts for Life – a comprehensive communication framework for behavior change and development in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 1 April 2011 – Each year, around 8 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday, and every single day, an estimated 22,000 children die from preventable causes.

In focus: The child photographers of Magoanine
MAGOANINE, Mozambique, 30 March 2011 – On a quiet Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood of Magoanine, on the outskirts of Maputo, the sun is still high in the sky as we walk along a deserted pathway that slowly winds its way through houses of brick.

On Saturday Gloria celebrated her 14th birthday
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 March 2011 – On Wednesday 16 March, a young girl lay peacefully at rest as relatives, neighbors and friends tearfully filed by her open casket.

Community radio helps voice life-saving messages in flood-affected areas of Gaza province
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – Before, during and after the January 2011 floods in Mozambique, Communication for Development (C4D) activities supported by UNICEF Mozambique were initiated and scaled up across the flood-affected provinces.

Community radio – an effective tool for communication, participation and accountability
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – There are over 60 community radio stations scattered across Mozambique, all run as non-profits and coordinated by the National Forum of Community Radios (FORCOM) with support from UNICEF.

Mozambique’s Food Subsidy Programme: Diolinda’s story
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – When I ask Diolinda if I can take a photo of her, her hands immediately go up to her ntuzu; she smiles coyly and says “I would have dressed up in better clothes if I had known…”

World Water Day 2011: Responding to the urban challenge
MAPUTO, Mozambique – 22 March 2011 – Access to water is vital to the sustainable development of cities and their inhabitants. As cities grow and their populations increase, water scarcity is becoming an increasing constraint to urban development.

UN experts call for better data collection and research
GENEVA, 11 March 2011 - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children.

Living with Floods in Gaza Province
GAZA, Mozambique, 7 March 2011 – During January this year, floods in the Limpopo basin, which is located in the southern part of Mozambique, affected an estimated 30,000 people.

How Child Friendly Schools utilize the energizing power of physical activity and sports
CHANGARA, Mozambique, 7 March 2011 – In Changara, a large district with more than 120,000 inhabitants in Tete province, children are hopping, skipping and jumping all over school.

UNICEF Supports Training on Children's Rights in Journalism
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 March 2011 – On March 1 and 2, the School of Communication and Arts (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane), in collaboration with UNICEF and with technical support from the Dublin Institute of Technology, conducted a well-attended seminar.

Sweden Provides $7 Million in Support of the UN Social Protection Joint Programme
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 March 2011 – At noon today, the Swedish Ambassador to Mozambique, the ILO Representative, the UNICEF Representative and the WFP Representative, met to sign a new agreement in support of the UN Social Protection Joint Programme.

UNICEF Launches State of the World's Children Report 2011
Maputo, 2011 – On Friday February 25, UNICEF Mozambique launched the key report known as the State of the World’s Children Report, an annual report focusing on key issues and challenges affecting the world’s children.

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.

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.

Rapid scale-up of PMTCT programme increases the chances of survival for children born to mothers living with HIV
CHIBUTO DISTRICT, Gaza Province (Mozambique), 2008 – Until about two years ago, there was very little hope for babies born to mothers living with HIV in the town of Malahice. Lack of adequate maternal and neonatal health services in this remote rural area meant that many children died needlessly within their first months of life.

Students learn the ABC of hand washing
Quelimane (Zambezia Province), 15 October 2008 - The 3rd grade students at Nhanhubua primary school, in the outskirts of Quelimane, were in for a surprise this morning when they returned to their classroom after the break.

Second National Child Health Week to reach around 3.5 million children
Maputo, 4 October 2008 – A second National Child Health Week takes place in Mozambique from 6 to 10 October 2008 in an effort to accelerate the country’s child survival and development strategy and improve child health indicators.

Promoting girls’ education to provide all children a healthy start in life
Maputo, 08 September 2008 - “Literacy is the best remedy” is the theme of International Literacy Day this year.

Mothers learn the basics of a healthy diet for their children
Nampula (Mozambique), August 2008 – It is mid-morning in Ilha de Mocambique. In the mother-and-child ward of the island’s main health centre, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore can be heard through an opened window.

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life can avert up to 13 per cent of under-five deaths
Maputo, 1 August 2008 – As part of the World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated from 1 to 7 August, UNICEF and partners are recommending that mothers are supported and encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their children for the first six months of life.

Day of the African Child: Promoting the realisation of the rights of the child
Maputo, 16 June 2008 – Every year on 16 June, African countries unite to celebrate the Day of the African Child. In Mozambique, this year’s celebrations are centered on the rights of the child.

‘Living together’ helps communities take care of their vulnerable children
Chókwe district, Gaza Province, June 2008 – It is already mid-morning and 16-year-old Rosina is still at home, hurrying to finish her domestic chores before going to school. Her home is a small, old and dark hut.

HIV-positive mothers and children affected by HIV and AIDS receive care and support at PMTCT sites
Xai-Xai, Gaza Province, April 2008 – Like any other Wednesday morning, 30 year old Telzira has come to the Health Centre in Xai-Xai city with her 8 month old daughter. She has brought her for the Consultation for Children at Risk.

World Malaria Day: partners work together to fight the child-killer disease
Maputo, April 2008 – On April 25th this year the world unites to celebrate the first World Malaria Day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “a disease without borders”.

Accelerated interventions reach more children with basic health services
Maputo, April 2008 - The daily routine in Djabula was interrupted today by a very important event happening in the community. A mobile health unit came to the village bringing basic health services for children under 5 years old.

Children and community members unite in the management of water and sanitation at school
Zambézia Province, April 2008 – The lives of the children and of the community around the Limuila Primary School, in Maganja da Costa district, have been improving since last year with the installation of a source of clean drinking water.

Community radio mobilises girls to go to school
Zambézia Province, March 2008 – The Maganja da Costa District, in Zambézia Province, will never be the same again. For almost a year, many families have been awakened at daybreak by the pleasant voice of the young announcers at Erive Community Radio.

Young people learn to protect themselves against HIV in the classroom
Maputo, 22 February 2008 – Every week, activists from Kindlimuka – an association of people living with HIV – visit primary schools in Maputo to discuss with students ways they can protect themselves against HIV.

Partnering to deliver aid to those displaced by floods in the Zambezi valley
MUTARA, Mozambique, 23 January 2008 – More than 96,400 people remain displaced from their homes by heavy seasonal rains as flood waters continue to rise over the vast Zambezi River Valley.

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.

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – This morning, Mozambican artist Neyma was joined by Stewart Sukuma and guests for the launch of her new music video called 'Sofrimento' at the UNICEF office on Avenida do Zimbabwe.

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, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – This morning, Mozambican artist Neyma was joined by Stewart Sukuma and guests for the launch of her new music video called 'Sofrimento' at the UNICEF office on Avenida do Zimbabwe.

Daniela Poggi documents the work of community theatre
Maputo, 20 January 2006 – 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.

Childhood Poverty in Mozambique: A Situation and Trends Analysis
Maputo, 14 December 2006 – Despite impressive economic progress in Mozambique over the past decade, almost half of Mozambican children still suffer from two or more severe deprivations finds the new United Nations report Childhood Poverty in Mozambique.

The State of the World’s Children 2007
Maputo, 11 December 2006 – Despite significant improvements on the status of women in the past three decades, far too many women and girls have been left behind and remain voiceless and powerless, says UNICEF’s The State of the World Children 2007.

World AIDS Day: Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise
Maputo, 1 December 2006- Every year on December 1, people around the world unite to mark World AIDS Day. Stop AIDS/Keep the Promise is the theme chosen this year to call our attention to the need for accountability in the response to HIV and AIDS.

Children express themselves through photography
Maputo, 21 October 2006- More than 30 primary school children participated in a series of workshops with professional photographers and learned how to use photography to express their views of the world around them.

Partners discuss the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children
Maputo 16 October 2006- Several partners including Government officials, NGOs and associations involved in the protection of children met last week in Maputo to discuss the findings of the UN global study on violence against children.

Children and community members speak about water and sanitation in schools
Maputo 28 September 2006- The UNICEF report Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation shows that the lack of water and sanitation in schools is still a problem in many countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrities in support of Mozambican children
Maputo, 20 September 2006- Throughout 2006, several UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrities visited UNICEF-supported programmes in Mozambique.

Joint civil society programme on child rights
Maputo, 15 September 2006- The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UNICEF are inviting the submission of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to participate in the joint civil society programme on child rights in Mozambique.

Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations
Maputo, 30 August 2006- The report Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS, which was released at the International AIDS conference in August 2006, shows how AIDS continues to affect children disproportionately.

Partners meet to discuss child-friendly schools in Africa
Maputo, 21 August 2006- Partners from nine African countries are meeting in Maputo from 21 to 24 August 2006 to discuss better ways to improve the quality of basic education in Africa.

Mozambique unites against AIDS at Toronto conference
Maputo, 16 August 2006 - More than 30 Mozambican participants are attending the XVI International AIDS Conference this week in Toronto, Canada. An estimated 24,000 people from 170 countries are participating in the event, from 13-18 August 2006.

Children paint their dreams for better education
Maputo, 11 August 2006- Hundreds of primary school children from the Ponta do Ouro primary school in the district of Matutuine depicted their dreams for better education last July as part of a painting workshop organized by the artist Naguib.

African youth speak out at the G8 Summit
Maputo, 14 July 2006- Fourteen-year-old Maisha from Maputo will participate in a live video conference in Johannesburg together with a group of youth from Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa as part of a the Junior G8 Summit in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Stop violence against children
This year the Day of the African Child, celebrated on June 16, is dedicated to the theme “violence against children”. In Mozambique, growing concerns have been raised about the increasing numbers of children subject to various forms of violence.

When schools become child friendly
Maputo, 16 May 2006- Schools are each day becoming more friendly for children in Maganja da Costa, a district in the northern Province of Zambézia.

African journalists discuss news coverage of HIV and AIDS
Maputo, 3 May 2006- Several journalists from Portuguese speaking countries of Africa, in addition to Portugal and Brazil, met in Namaacha, 80 kilometers from the capital of Mozambique, to attend a workshop on news coverage of HIV and AIDS.

HIV-affected children meet leaders
MAPUTO, April 2006 – Three rows of bright-faced young school girls, with a couple of awkward-looking boys in between, stood eagerly waiting at the entrance of Escola 7 de Setembro in Maputo, each holding a yellow rose wrapped in cellophane.

World Water Day: children can help bring solutions
Maputo, 22 March 2006- Under the theme Water and Culture, World Water Day 2006 highlights the many ways water is used and celebrated across the world.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alessio Boni visits HIV/AIDS projects in Mozambique
Maputo (Mozambique) 22 January 2006 – On his first visit as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Italian actor Alessio Boni visited Mozambique last week to see first hand the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on children in this East African country.

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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