As a UNICEF National Committee
UNICEF Pakistan depends greatly on support from UNICEF National Committees in order to ensure that basic humanitarian and development needs of children and women are met in an adequate manner. UNICEF’s programmes are relevant, sustainable and are designed with full monitoring and accountability for the funding administered. UNICEF provides useful and interactive ways for National Committees to make a difference in the lives of Pakistani children and women.
There are several ways of being engaged:
UNICEF humanitarian action in 2006 is focused on:
• Health: primary health care and secondry health services, nutritional surveys and assesments
• Water and sanitation: safe drinking water, latrines, hygiene education in communities and schools
• Basic education: reviving primary education in earthquake affected areas, building new schools, providing emergency school tents, including educational supplies and training for teachers
• Child protection: setting up child-friendly spaces and developing protection mechanisms to prevent abuse, exploitation and violence against children and women.
UNICEF development action in 2006 is focused on:
• Primary education: championing girls’ education in Pakistan.
• Maternal and child healthcare: immunisation plus, emergency obstetric care, control of micronutrient deficiencies, promotion of breastfeeding and technical support to pediatric AIDS and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
• Child protection: policy development, services for abused, trafficked or exploited children, juvenile justice, capacity building of service providers.
• Water and sanitation: improving water quality, expanding sanitation coverage in schools and communities, promoting community hygiene.
Human Interest Stories
Our website features new stories on children affected by the earthquake as well as stories on child trafficking, immunisation, girls’ education, mother and child health, HIV and AIDS and other issues. We can provide National Committees with professional photography and video clips from our extensive database.
We are able to provide National Committees with project proposals for specific areas of interventions and host field visits for first-hand experience of our work.