Total procurement: $158 million
- water and sanitation equipment: $46 million;
- medical supplies: $26 million;
- pharmaceuticals $35 million;
- nutritional supplies: $22 million;
- mosquito nets and insecticide: $29 million.
In 2004, around 11 million children worldwide died before
they were five – the equivalent of all the under-fives
in France, Germany, Greece and Italy.
That is nearly 30,000 under-five deaths a day – almost
all of them preventable. Child survival is therefore an essential
priority within UNICEF’s integrated approach to early
childhood development, which, besides immunization, includes
programmes addressing maternal and child health, nutrition,
water and sanitation, and hygiene. All of these programmes
rely heavily on quality supplies such as water, environment
and sanitation items, medical equipment, mosquito nets, essential
medicines and micronutrients.