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World Immunization Week – Close the Immunization Gap (24-30 April, 2016)
World Immunization Week reminds us that children, no matter where they live, should be immunized. Vaccines not only save children’s lives and ensure healthy and productive futures, immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.

KABUL, 18 April 2016 – Children in Afghanistan increasingly struggle to access healthcare and education, the UN said in the report released today, ‘Education and Healthcare at Risk – Key trends and incidents affecting children’s access to healthcare and education in Afghanistan.’

Revitalizing home-based records to improve immunization coverage
Source: WHO | Global Immunization Newsletters (GIN), March 2016

Colombo, 14 March 2016 – High-level representatives from eight countries in South Asia are meeting in Sri Lanka from 14 to 15 March to renew and strengthen their commitment to end violence against children in the region.


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Child Marriage in Bangladesh: A story of two girls overcoming the odds of child marriage in Bangladesh where 65 perecent of women aged 20-24 were first married by the age of 18.

Aamir Khan on Children's Rights: Aamir Khan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia talks about the need to advance the realization of the rights of all children in South Asia, especially the most marginalized...

India: Educate All Girls and Boys: UNICEF is steadfast in its commitment to educate all children. We have therefore set a South Asia target of reaching 12 million currently out-of-school children with quality education by 2017...

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