Photo Essays

Health

Stopping tetanus in Cameroon
4 October 2010: In Cameroon, the Government is leading a renewed campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).


Conflict and maternal health in Afghanistan
7 June 2010: Pregnancy and childbirth remain perilous in Afghanistan, where maternal and child mortality rates are second highest in the world.
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Maternal health in post-quake Haiti
7 June 2010: The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 also deepened the crisis of maternal health care in the country.
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Sierra Leone: One step for maternal health
4 June 2010: Sierra Leone continues to have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.
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IV of IV: Nutrition crisis in India
13 November 2009: Endemic poverty, the global economic downturn and recurrent natural disasters are deepening a nutrition crisis in India.
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III of IV: Nutrition crisis in Nepal
13 November 2009: The global economic crisis, rising food prices, natural disasters and persistent poverty are deepening a nutrition crisis in Nepal.
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II of IV: Nutrition crisis in Pakistan
11 November 2009: The global economic downturn, growing poverty, conflict and rising food costs are deepening a nutrition crisis for Pakistan.
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I of IV: Nutrition crisis in Bangladesh
11 November 2009: The global economic downturn, natural disasters and rising food prices are deepening a nutrition crisis in Bangladesh.
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Hand washing with soap saves lives
20 March 2009: Part II of II: West and Central Africa has the lowest improved sanitation coverage and highest under-five mortality rates in the world.
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West and Central Africa's sanitation crisis
20 March 2009: Part I of II: In West and Central Africa, millions of children die annually of water-borne diseases.
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Maternal and newborn health crisis
15 January 2009: The State of the World's Children 2009 examines the global maternal health crisis and outlines cost-effective solutions.
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Countdown for maternal and child survival
15 April 2008: The Countdown to 2015 is a global partnership for renewed action in achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals.
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South Asia's maternal health crisis
17 October 2007: Maternal health reflects the social status of women and is vital to meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Children and AIDS: A call to action
17 April 2007: In 2007, 25 years into the epidemic, children are still largely missing from the global HIV/AIDS agenda.
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Nigeria wages campaign against polio
23 March 2007: In March 2007, Nigeria launched the latest in a series of polio immunization campaigns.
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The life cycle of girls: Womanhood
9 March 2007: Part IV of IV: Despite advances, gender violence and discrimination is still on the rise.
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The life cycle of girls: Adolescence
9 March 2007: Part III of IV: Adolescence, the passage between childhood and womanhood, is a time of particular vulnerability to exploitation.
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Drug abuse in Maldives
12 January 2007: Illicit drug use among adolescents in Maldives increased dramatically since the 26 December 2004 tsunami.
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Child’s view: Tsunami recovery continues
18 December 2006: Journalists and photographers organized the InSIGHT Out! workshop series to share their skills with 65 children in Thailand’s worst-affected region.
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UNICEF at 60: Children and the MDGs 2000-06
4 December 2006: Part V of V: Children are at the heart of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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UNICEF at 60: Recognizing child rights 1990-99
27 November 2006: Part IV of V: The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes international law, establishing State obligations to children.
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UNICEF at 60: Child survival 1980-89
20 November 2006: Part III of V: UNICEF launches the ‘Child Survival Revolution’ with low-cost health interventions that save millions of lives.
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UNICEF at 60: The development decades 1960-79
13 November 2006: Part II of V: UNICEF joins the UN-led partnership to jumpstart global development.
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UNICEF at 60: An agency for children 1946-59
6 November 2006: I of V: On 11 December 1946, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – UNICEF – is created.
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MDG4: Reducing child mortality
15 September 2006: Millennium Development Goal 4 aims, by 2015, to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate among children under five.
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Polio immunization in Namibia
31 July 2006: Namibia completed the second round of a campaign to immunize all of its 1.8 million people in response to a polio outbreak.
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Progress for Children 2006: Nutrition
2 May 2006: Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health – and vital to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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Bangladesh immunizes 35 million against measles
18 April 2006: Bangladesh reports that 99 per cent of children under 10 were vaccinated against measles in a major immunization campaign.
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Children and water
17 March 2006: Lack of safe water is a public health emergency for children and their families.
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Drought in southern Somalia
9 February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.
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Drought in northern Kenya
7 February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.
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The rights of the child - II of II
21 December 2005: Since its adoption, countries have created national laws to help implement The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Excluded & invisible
14 December 2005: The State of the World’s Children 2006 focuses on the millions for whom global commitments remain unfulfilled.
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AFRICA LIVE anti-malaria concert
21 Mar. 2005: "Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria Concert" in Dakar, Senegal, supports a global reduction in malaria deaths.
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UNICEF aids tsunami-affected in India
19 Jan. 2005: UNICEF visited 225 camps to distribute supplies and demonstrate good hygiene and sanitation practises.
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