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‘Iron Deficiency a Leading Cause of Anemia’ say’s Ministry of Health & UNICEF.

COLOMBO, 29 May 2014 – The Ministry of Health has partnered with UNICEF to boost awareness on the importance of iron rich foods as a way to decrease the growing numbers of children and women affected by Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) in the country.  Estimates indicate that 1 in 3 children, and 1 in 4 adults in Sri Lanka suffer from iron deficiency anemia making it the most critical micronutrient related deficiency in the country.
English, Sinhala, Tamil


 EU-UNICEF open Health Centre in Gomarangadawala, Eastern Sri Lanka

April 1, Eastern Sri Lanka: Just outside of Trincomalee, a new basic health centre was opened today that will provides preventive health care and nutrition services to 15,000 people in the area.
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World Water Day: Time to Focus on Water Quality is Now, Says UNICEF
COLOMBO, 21 March 2014, Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe Drinking water, and the UN General  Assembly declared that water was a human right, the key issue now, according to UNICEF is how can efforts be strengthened to ensure safe water for all Sri Lankans.
English, Sinhala, Tamil

UNICEF & ILO Joint Statement on Recent Reports of Children involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation

March 14, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: UNICEF and ILO are very concerned about recent factually incorrect reports in the media that state ‘there are over 40,000 child prostitutes in Sri Lanka, according to UNICEF and ILO statistics
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