UNICEF The Gambia annual report 2022

For every child, results.

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Highlights

In 2022, we intensified and expanded our work and partnerships with government, civil society, development partners, communities, children and youth groups to reach more children and families across The Gambia and support their survival, wellbeing and development. Our impact:

Our Immunization programme supported the delivery of 332,400 COVID-19 vaccines, the vaccination of 18% of the country’s population, national roll out of polio and measles-rubella vaccination campaigns, capacity building of 160 health workers, and provided essential health supplies for the management of maternal and newborn health complications.

Our Nutrition programme provided 1,000 cartons of Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the treatment of 3,157 children admitted for malnutrition, trained more than 600 health workers and community members on nutrition and breastfeeding practices, and supported the development of the National Nutrition Multisectoral Strategic Plan (2022–2025).

Our Education programme supported the training of 240 ECE facilitators on methodologies to make ECE classrooms more stimulating for children’s learning and development, commissioned a study on Learning Through Play to develop a learning model for ECE, and provided learning and play materials to about 4,700 ECE children in 60 centres, and 15,350 children in 60 primary schools.

Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme provided safe drinking water for more than 250,795 people through the installation of solar-powered water systems in communities and health facilities, urgent WASH support to 42,000 people in 70 communities affected by the 2022 floods, and gender-friendly Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines 10,070 people in 16 schools.

Our Child Protection programme worked with more than a dozen CSOs to combat FGM, child marriage and sexual violence against children, reaching 49,000 people, helped the review and development of Children’s Act 2005 and the Disability Policy 2022–2031, and engaged over 700 law enforcement agents

and Community Child Protection Committees and children on principles of child justice.

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