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The gift of life proving to be the greatest threat to newborns
18 April 2013 - Eighteen-year-old Nandipa’s heart raced as the contractions occurred closer and closer together. She had been looking forward to welcoming her son into the world and had already named him “Silindokuhle”, a traditional Xhosa name.
Global conference stresses urgent need to prioritise the health of newborns
15 April 2013 – Representatives from over fifty countries gathered today for the opening session of the first-ever Global Newborn Health Conference (#Newborn2013) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Media advisory: Saving 3 million Newborns - Global Newborn Health Conference
April 2013 - World’s Leading Health Experts Gather to Share Interventions to Reduce Newborn Deaths, 15- 18 April 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa.
GEM/BEM Sports Progamme giving future leaders a sporting chance
March 2013 - Sixteen-year-old Ntloso is smiling wholeheartedly as he jogs around a sports field at the break of dawn. Dozens of children and young people are gathered on the same field: running, stretching and talking excitedly.
Santam and UNICEF partner to promote quality education and safer schools
13 March 2013 – Santam today partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Department of Education in Mpumalanga to promote safer schools and quality education in the province.
Young reporters embracing the power of storytelling
February 2013 - Youth in South Africa face a number of challenges – such as teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, HIV and high unemployment. Behind every one of these challenges, however, there are stories to be told, but not only from an adult perspective.
UNICEF and WHO welcome South Africa’s new regulations on infant foods
10 December 2012 – UNICEF and WHO welcome last week’s publication by the Government of South Africa of the Regulations Relating to Foodstuffs for Infants and Young Children, based on the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits South African children
5 December 2012 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom met up with children and young people near Cape Town to learn more about their lives and to help the world hear what they have to say.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children
2 December 2012 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom met with children and young people near Cape Town today to learn more about their lives and to spread the word about what they have to say.
Unilever Foundation and UNICEF partner for Health
31 October 2012 – The Unilever Foundation and UNICEF today joined forces to promote behaviour change related to hygiene and sanitation practices, and strengthen the capacity of school and health professionals in South Africa.
South Africa’s children still live in unequal worlds
17 October 2012: Rising income inequality has serious consequences for children today, and for South Africa’s future. This is one of the key concerns raised in the South African Child Gauge 2012, which is released today.
UNICEF applauds South Africa’s new integrated school health programme
12 October 2012 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomes the adoption of South Africa’s new integrated school health programme, which was launched by President Jacob Zuma at a ceremony in Cullinan yesterday.
Web-based portal on child rights and equity launched in South Africa
3 September 2012 – A new policy-oriented knowledge hub on child rights and equity, known as Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, was made public last week. The web-based portal is a partnership between UNICEF and South Africa’s HSRC.
New SA web portal on children’s rights launched
31 August 2012 – A new policy-orientated web portal on children’s rights called Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, was announced during a panel discussion on children this morning.