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Guinea-Bissau

Child health days in Guinea-Bissau: a nation-wide campaign to reach 235,000 children with life-saving interventions
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 6 July 2009 – In between two rounds of anticipated Presidential Elections, UNICEF Bissau is supporting a nation-wide campaign integrating Immunization against measles, vitamin A supplementation and de-worming for all children.

Guinea Bissau: mines and unexploded remnants of war continue to kill, mostly children
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 10 June 2009 - Since the beginning of the year, 4 children have been killed and 6 others injured by landmines and unexploded remnants of war.

Guinee Bissau - cholera epidemic finally ‘over’
A seven month cholera outbreak which claimed the lives of 254 people in Guinea Bissau has been formally declared at an end.

Children’s Parliament of Guinea-Bissau presents its ‘Manifesto’ to candidates ahead of legislative elections
Bissau, 6 November 2008 - The Children’s Parliament of Guinea Bissau presented its Manifesto to the 19 political parties and 2 coalitions campaigning for the Legislative Elections.

In the fight against cholera, washing hands takes centre stage in Guinea Bissau
UNICEF Representative in Bissau stresses the relevance of hand-washing for prevention of diarrhoeal diseases, particularly as the country facing a cholera epidemic. Handwashing with soap at critical moments can reduce diarrhea by 50%.

Stop child trafficking: a top priority in Guinea-Bissau
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 20 October 2008 - Tackling cross-border child trafficking and exploitation is a top priority for UNICEF in Guinea-Bissau.

Latest information on the cholera epidemic in Guinea Bissau
Udpated information on the situation and response to the 7-month outbreak up to its end on Feb.10, 2009

Guinea Bissau kicks off cholera prevention campaign
Bissau, 20 April 2009 – A nation wide cholera prevention campaign is underway in Guinea Bissau, which last year saw an outbreak with more than 14,000 cases and the loss of 225 lives.

Reclaiming Guinea Bissau's children
Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 11 May 2009 – Birth registration is still a major issue in Guinea Bissau. Just about a third of children possess a birth certificate.

Guinea Bissau: the Government, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, launches a joint programme for the abandonment of female genital mutilation through TOSTAN community-led strategy
Bissau, 9th June 2008 – The Government of Guinea Bissau, supported by UNICEF and UNFPA, today launched a joint programme to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the country.

Guinea Bissau - The Day of the African Child Marked by a Special Children’s Parliament Session
Bissau, 16 June 2008 – The Day of the African Child was marked in Guinea Bissau by a special parliamentary session organized by the Children Parliament and supported by UNICEF.

 

 
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