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Ensuring optimum alternative care

May 2013: Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of children living in institutions is conservatively estimated at 240,000. UNICEF is working with governments to keep vulnerable families together and to ensure optimum alternative care for children deprived of parental care.

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September 2014: Health workers and relief organizations are struggling to keep up with the largest Ebola outbreak in history. 

July 2014: The CEE/CIS region shows one of the fastest increases in the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.

August 2014: At Ahmadiya Muslim Primary School in Sierra Leone, the child-friendly model of education is driving better learning results. 

June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.