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Progress for Children 2006: Nutrition

May 2006: Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health, and it is vital to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Yet the world is not on track to halve the proportion of underweight children by 2015, a key indicator in the fight against poverty and hunger.

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October 2014: Workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak are putting themselves at risk in an effort to control the disease.

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

March 2013: An October 2012 immunization campaign against measles and rubella in Mongolia reached over 500,000 children.

July 2012: UNICEF recently launched a four-year nutrition security initiative, supported by the European Union.

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

June 2010: The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 also deepened the crisis of maternal health care in the country.

November 2009: Endemic poverty, the global economic downturn and recurrent natural disasters are deepening a nutrition crisis in India.

November 2009: The global economic downturn, growing poverty, conflict and rising food costs are deepening a nutrition crisis for Pakistan.

January 2009: The State of the World's Children 2009 examines the global maternal health crisis and outlines cost-effective solutions.

October 2007: Maternal health reflects the social status of women and is vital to meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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.

April 2006: Bangladesh reports that 99 per cent of children under 10 were vaccinated against measles in a major immunization campaign.

April 2005: National Immunization Days (NIDs) against polio targeted 14.7 million children under the age of five.

March 2005: Through art, children express their fears and sorrows caused by the December 2004 tsunami.

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

December 2013: A European Union and UNICEF initiative aims to improve nutrition security and fight under-nutrition in Asia.

October 2012: Pakistan is one of only three remaining polio-endemic countries in the world.

February 2011: In late 2010, mass immunization efforts were launched in the wake of a deadly polio outbreak in the Republic of the Congo.

June 2010: Pregnancy and childbirth remain perilous in Afghanistan, where maternal and child mortality rates are second highest in the world.

June 2010: Sierra Leone continues to have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

November 2009: The global economic crisis, rising food prices, natural disasters and persistent poverty are deepening a nutrition crisis in Nepal.

November 2009: The global economic downturn, natural disasters and rising food prices are deepening a nutrition crisis in Bangladesh.

April 2008: The Countdown to 2015 is a global partnership for renewed action in achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals.

September 2006: Millennium Development Goal 4 aims, by 2015, to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate among children under five.

May 2006: Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health – and vital to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

June 2005: UNICEF supports health & nutrition services for children and women in camps hosting some 1.8 million people.

March 2005: "Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria Concert" in Dakar, Senegal, supports a global reduction in malaria deaths.