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Current priorities

UNICEF’s current priorities with regard to health and nutrition are to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 1, 4, 5, and 6 through high-impact interventions leading to the reduction of under five and maternal mortality.

These interventions are: EPI + (immunization, deworming, vitamin A supplementation and distribution of insecticide-treated nets), IMCI + (promotion of essential family practices, clinical or community based assistance for illnesses, especially malaria, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections), and MNH + (refocused prenatal consultations and emergency obstetric and neonatal care, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission).

How you can help

  • 6 cents is the price of 1 sachet of oral rehydration salts, to be mixed with safe water to help children combat dehydration and diarrhea
  • 12 cents provide 1 dose of vaccine to immunize a child against polio
  • 18 cents provide 1 dose of vaccine to immunize a child against measles which complications can lead to death
  • $6.5 buy 100 5ml auto-disable syringes and allow 100 children to be immunized with safe equipment
  • $10 is the price of a vaccine carrier, enabling health workers to transport sensitive vaccines at the required temperature to reach children in their communities
  • $15 provide 2 long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets, protecting families from malaria which kills 7 Ivorian children every hour
  • $15 buy sufficient emergency drugs, medical supplies and equipment for 1 pregnant woman; thus preventing maternal and neonatal mortality
  • $20 buy 25 safety boxes for the safe disposal of used syringes and needles after immunization
  • $56 is enough to prevent the death of a severely malnourished child
  • $200 buy 9 first aid kits, containing items such as bandages, tape, gloves, scissors, a blanket, eye ointment, and disinfectant so that anyone can treat a range of minor ailments such as a cut finger, minor burn or eye infection
  • $6,000 provide a complete emergency health kit which contains medical supplies and equipment to meet the needs of a population of 10,000 people during 3 months
  • $19,000 is the price of a 30m² walk-in cold room, an essential part of the cold chain, used for storing vaccines at the correct temperature until utilization

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