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UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children
The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF
The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

HIV programmes receive $130 million funding to help end AIDS in children
The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

UNICEF Hosts Partnership Banquet and Theatre Evening to Commemorate 70th Anniversary
On 18th November 2016, UNICEF Gambia hosted a Partnership Banquet and Theatre Evening at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, to commemorate UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary.

The Gambia, UNICEF Launch Child Protection Strategy 2016-2020
The Gambia recently launched the National Child Protection Strategy 2016-2020, developed with technical and financial support from UNICEF, which seeks to ensure that quality services are provided for all children who need them.

Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day
NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

UNICEF donates equipment worth D3.3m to The Gambia’s child protection system strengthening
UNICEF Gambia has donated equipment valued at D3.3M to the Department of Social Welfare under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF
Five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.

Government, UNICEF hold WASH bottleneck analysis workshop
A four-day WASH Bottleneck Analysis Workshop, supported by UNICEF, was conducted on 27 September 2016 with the Government as part of efforts to strengthen the enabling environment and improve service-delivery in the WASH sector in The Gambia.

Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty, says joint World Bank Group – UNICEF study
The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

UNICEF calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning
More than two-thirds of schoolchildren in low-income countries will not learn basic primary level skills in 2030 despite an ambitious goal to get every child in school and learning, according to a report launched today by the International Commission on F

Children in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia speak out against child marriage
As part of the month-long campaign to end child marriage in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia (IRTG), UNICEF supported the development of a Vox Pop on child marriage, targeting 20 children aged 14 – 19 years nationwide.

The AU’s End Child Marriage Campaign launched in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia
“We can't afford to allow child marriage to hold back our beautiful girls any longer……Eliminating child marriages should be our priority, to allow young girls to develop and contribute to development.”

African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”
Results of pan-African poll released on the Day of the African Child - African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youth surveyed in a recent m

The Islamic Republic of The Gambia “Switches” Polio Vaccines
The Islamic Republic of The Gambia was among 155 countries to embark on a worldwide coordinated switch from the trivalent live oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to the bivalent live oral polio vaccine (bOPV) between 17 April and 1 May 2016.

Measles and Rubella Campaign launched
On Saturday, 23 April, The Islamic Republic of The Gambia and partners launched a week-long Measles and Rubella campaign at the Kanifing Municipal Council grounds as part of the global and sub-regional efforts to eradicate measles and rubella.

New UNICEF Country Representative to The Gambia presents credential
The newly appointed UNICEF Country Representative to The Gambia, Ms. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, yesterday presented her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Neneh MacDouall- Gaye, in Banjul.

Social Protection Fast Becoming a Household Name In The Gambia
The Gambia, 24 December 2014: Like many developing countries around the world, The Gambia has registered much progress in creating an enabling environment for its people and in reducing poverty.

Children Hold Dialogue with National Assembly Members on Issues Affecting Them
15 December 2014, The Gambia: “Are you aware that children use legal products like turpentine and glue to get intoxicated? ….What are you doing about it?”

Life-saving information and practices promoted to keep Ebola away
Children in The Gambia will be among the cohorts the most affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) if it is not kept at bay.

Overcoming Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) through household consumption of iodized salt
Recent figures indicate that efforts to intensify the promotion of household consumption of iodized salt and protect the population, especially children and pregnant women, against IDD is progressively becom

99.7% targeted children reached with the first dose of the polio vaccine
After 2 days of the first round of the national polio campaign, over 58% of the targeted 416,740 children aged 0 – 5 years were reached with the first of two doses of the polio vaccine. On Day 3, it was 89.9% and by the end of the four days, coverage was

MAKING MOVIES: Gambian Children use short films to promote their rights
On the first day of the oneminutesjr workshop, 20 pairs of eyes stared apprehensively at the two oneminutejr trainers, Chris Scheupp from Germany and David Djindj


 

 
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