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New UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan
Newly-appointed UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, Ms. Adele Khodr, on Tuesday, 13 June 2016 presented her credentials in Kabul to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Financial and Administrative Affairs, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha.

Accelerated efforts needed to close the immunization gap in Afghanistan: life-saving vaccines must reach everyone
KABUL, Afghanistan, 25 APRIL 2016 – World Immunization Week was launched today in Afghanistan at an event attended by H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr Ferozuddin Feroz and key national and international partners supporting immunization activities...

Education and healthcare at risk for children in Afghanistan
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 ...

Kandahar Inaugurates New Regional Vaccine Storage Facility
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 3 April 2016: The Ministry of Public Health and UNICEF today inaugurated a new regional vaccine storage facility in Kandahar for the Immunization Programme.

Afghanistan Ministries Join Forces to Launch Nationwide Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation
PARWAN, Afghanistan, 31 March 2016 – Afghanistan’s Ministries of Public Health and Education have joined forces to combat high levels of iron deficiency anaemia found in almost 31 per cent of the country’s adolescent girls.

Afghanistan launches use of Chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care to save newborn lives
KABUL, Afghanistan, 2 March 2016 – Afghanistan today launched the use of chlorhexidine, a proven and effective intervention to reduce newborn infections and deaths. When applied to the umbilical cord within hours of birth and in the critical first week ..

Government of Japan and UNICEF to provide life-saving vaccines for children in Afghanistan
The Government of Japan today committed US$15.6 million to Afghanistan to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other vaccine-preventable diseases in the country.

Statement: UNICEF responds to the attack on polio social mobilizers in Kandahar
UNICEF expresses deep sorrow at the attack on two women who were working as social mobilizers to support polio eradication in the city of Kandahar.

Central Statistics Organization and UNICEF Afghanistan launch Afghan Info Mobile Application
Free app makes accessible key development data on children and women KABUL, Afghanistan, 23 November 2015: The Central Statistics Organization and the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, today launched a new mobile application called Afghan Info...

UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition
Kabul Afghanistan, 18 November 2015 – Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.

Afghan Cricket Board and UNICEF Unite To ‘Bowl out’ Polio
KABUL, Afghanistan, 2 November 2015 – The Afghan Cricket Board and UNICEF today launched 10-day National Cricket Tournament that brings together the country’s prominent cricket players for sport and to raise awareness about polio vaccinations...

UNICEF Afghanistan and Ghalib University discuss Child Malnutrition at Academic Symposium
KABUL, Afghanistan, 01 November 2015: A one day symposium on child malnutrition in Afghanistan was held today at Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, hosted by UNICEF Afghanistan and Ghalib University.

Inauguration of Vaccine Stores at Kabul International Airport
KABUL, Afghanistan, 27 October 2015 - The Ministry of Public Health with UNICEF support and the assistance of the Customs Department (Ministry of Finance) and airport authorities, has established a new vaccine storage facility at the airport, to...

Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake: Children cut off from Aid - UNICEF
KABUL/ ISLAMABAD, 27 October 2015 – Children in earthquake-hit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions and insecurity cut off communities from aid - warns UNICEF.

On Handwashing Day Government, UNICEF and Children Start Campaign to Raise Awareness and Prevent Disease
Kabul Afghanistan, 28 October 2015 – To launch of Global Handwashing Day in Afghanistan on Tuesday and raise public awareness of the importance and simplicity of this life-saving action, school students at Manuchiri Girls’ High School in Kabul washed ...

Over 1 million Afghan Children to Benefit from New Injectable Polio Vaccine
As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio and strengthen routine immunization, H.E Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, today formally introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)...

UNICEF and Afghanistan Cricket Board team up for Child Rights
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and UNICEF Afghanistan today signed a Programme Cooperation Agreement to work together to eradicate polio in this country.

Vaccination Week kicks off in Afghanistan: Closing the immunization gap saves lives
World Immunization Week was launched today in Afghanistan at an event attended by the Minister of Public Health and key national and international partners supporting immunization activities in the country.

Afghanistan Government and partners promote health interventions to save lives of 35,000 children by 2020
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, donors and international experts gathered today to review the country’s progress in maternal and child health, and identify ways to save over 35,000 lives of children.

“Safe Water, Better Lives”-the MRRD and UNICEF Afghanistan Celebrate World Water Day
The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) , the sector ministries and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) celebrated World Water Day today to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources in Afghanistan. ...

Government of Korea has pledged its support to health and nutrition services in most deprived provinces of Afghanistan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea has made a commitment today to provide USD 9,128,223 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support a project to accelerate delivery of community and facility based services....

Sharp increase in the number of child casualties in the conflict in Afghanistan in 2013
According to the United Nations Secretary-General’s global report on Children and Armed Conflict released this week, there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of children killed or injured as a result of the conflict in Afghanistan in 2013....

Life-Saving Vaccine Introduced in Afghanistan
As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to improve the health of the country’s future generations, H.E Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, today announced the introduction of the lifesaving Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)...

Code Watch 25 years of protecting Breastfeeding
World Breastfeeding Week 2006

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN AND UNICEF AGREE US$4 MILLION SUPPORT TO CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH IN AFGHANISTAN
Partnership agreement will see vital vaccines and medical supplies provided to Afghan Ministry of Public Health

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on Attack Against UNICEF and Other Humanitarian Workers in Afghanistan
Following an attack upon a UNICEF vehicle near Herat on 12 May 2006, and the subsequent death of one UNICEF staff member and an NGO counterpart, and the serious injury to a second UNICEF staffer, the agency’s Executive Director issued the following statement

JOINT GOVERNMENT/UN ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME UNDERWAY IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN
More than 200 literacy teacher trainees start preparations for delivering vital learning courses

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR CHILDREN AT RISK TO BE LAUNCHED IN AFGHANISTAN
Government and partners commit to improved care and support to most vulnerable children

UNICEF CHIEF OF EMERGENCY PROGRAMES IN AFGHANISTAN
Week-long visit to review agency’s preparedness plans, explore opportunities for programme delivery in insecure areas.

2 MILLION CHILDREN TO BE REACHED IN AFGHAN POLIO IMMUNIZATION DRIVE
Major campaign to get underway in wake of new case of virus

NEW VACCINE STORAGE FACILITY BOOSTS IMMUNIZATION EFFORTS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN
Multi-partner initiative will increase effectiveness of vaccination programmes

UNICEF DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO VISIT AFGHANISTAN
Week-long trip to focus on progress for women and children, highlight need for renewed commitments

ON EVE OF NEW AFGHAN SCHOOL YEAR, UNICEF WARNS OF CONTINUED THREAT FACING WOMEN AND CHILDREN
High mortality, low school enrolment and lack of social protection will hold back development

UNICEF AND GOVERNMENT OF AFGHANISTAN COMMIT TO HEALTH, EDUCATION AND PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
This year, UNICEF aims to provide up to $61 million worth of financial and technical support to a number of Government ministries in the areas of health, education and protection of women’s and children’s rights.

AS LEADERS PREPARE TO AGREE AFGHAN COMPACT, UNICEF URGES “WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST”
As representatives of more than 70 countries sit down tomorrow with leaders of the Afghan Government to shape the reconstruction framework for the nation, UNICEF is urging delegates to maintain a clear focus on the development needs of children and mother



 

 
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