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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Saves newborns
ATOSALE, Ghana, 2013 - Mary Agurukungi Atonguaba is one of the oldest women in her village. But every day she faces the indignity of having to defecate outside.

Sanitation is all about dignity for Mary
ATOSALE, Ghana, 2013 - Mary Agurukungi Atonguaba is one of the oldest women in her village. But every day she faces the indignity of having to defecate outside.

Super volunteer Abudu Saaka serves community
WA, Ghana, 2013 - Abudu Saaka is a super volunteer. In his village of Biisee in Ghana’s Upper West, he is the health volunteer, the surveillance volunteer (who monitors births), the growth promotion volunteer, and the eye care volunteer.

Director won’t stop until he catches the MDG
WA, Ghana, 2013 - WHEN Dr Alexis Nang-Beifubah arrived in the Upper West Region in 2008, the region had the highest rate of under-five deaths in the country.

Partnership between Canada, UNICEF and Ghana Health service to reduce malnutrition
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Water and Energy” to highlight water and energy as inextricably connected in a complex relationship

Community Health Nurse knows every child by name
DABO, Ghana, 2012 - WE travelled for an hour from Wa over dirt roads to visit community health nurse Zeta Tsibu.

KOICA partnership launched in the Upper East
BOLGATANGA, Ghana, 10 December 2013 – IN THE 1960s Korea was poorer than Ghana. But Korea has since transformed into a donor country.

An Inclusive society is critical for all children to realise their rights
ACCRA, Ghana, December 2 2013 - Ghana is introducing inclusive education to ensure that schools are not only child-friendly, but are safe and protective spaces for learning and growth where every child succeeds.

Children become agents of change – Learning and teaching through creativity!
ACCRA, 16 December, 2013 - Angela Hlordzi is 15 years old; she and nine other classmates were selected through an art competition supported by UNICEF and the Government of Japan, to create murals on the walls of their school.

Reducing newborn deaths in Northern Ghana
SAVELUGU, Ghana, December 3 2013 - FOUR out of every 100 babies born in Northern Ghana die in their first month of life. A new program aims to reduce that number.

UNICEF advocates for evidence based planning and budgeting for results
TAMALE, Ghana, November 28 2013 - IN the Northern Region, one of the poorest regions in Ghana, political leaders have to do more with less.

Building a tap for hand washing, with no plumber in sight
ZABZUGU, Ghana, 19 November 2013 – YOU can build a tap for hand washing for free with just 10 items. It’s cheap, easy, and potentially revolutionary in Northern Ghana where hand washing is rare, and diarrhea is a major killer of children.

Government budget should address widening gap between rich and poor in Ghana
ACCRA, November 18, 2013 - GHANA is developing fast, and the Government must ensure that the benefits also reach the most vulnerable, especially children, UNICEF said last week.

Disease Control Officers support effective community mobilisation for NIDs in Ghana
KISSI, Ghana, 13 November 2013 - Disease Control Officers play an important part in mass immunization campaigns , indeed they are in charge of supervising all such campaigns in Ghana.

Sanitation in Ghana: Saying ‘yes’, changing lives
BUYOR, Ghana, 13 November 2013 - In rural Ghana many communities do not have access to a toilet, and the poor hygiene puts children at risk of disease. UNICEF UK and Unilever travelled to the Volta region to see how UNICEF is improving sanitation.

How to vaccinate every child in Ghana: A diary
BOLGATANGA, Ghana, 7 November 2013 - UNICEF communications officer Madeleine Logan travelled to the Upper East Region to witness a three-day vaccination campaign against polio. Here is a diary of her UNICEF monitoring trip.

We're not talking enough about Ghanaian girls
ACCRA, Ghana, 11 October 2013 - UNICEF Ghana Representative Susan Namondo Ngongi speaks out about girls education.

In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online
PONG TAMALE, Ghana, 31 October 2013 - UNICEF-supported club teaches girls to use the internet and digital cameras to become young reporters in their communities.

In Ghana, headmaster embodies spirit of World Teacher’s Day
PONG TAMALE, Ghana, 5 October 2013 - If anybody deserves an apply on World Teacher's Day, it's Tia Anthony.

In Ghana, changing the belief in violent discipline
TAMALE, Ghana, 1 October 2013 - Emmanuel Holortu sees some of the worst cases of violence against children – when discipline goes to the extreme. He tells his story here.

In Ghana, reducing newborn deaths is key to achieving MDG 4
SAVELUGU-NANTON, Ghana, 6 September 2013 - Newborn intensive care units bring specialist care closer to sick babies in Northern Ghana.

Social worker provides safe place for children in need
TAMALE, Ghana, 4 September 2013 - UNICEF has created a series of personal profiles of the men and women in Ghana who work for children’s survival. Here, Anne Anglaare talks about her work with orphaned and vulnerable children.

Adiza Maida, a committed midwife, encourages women to deliver at the clinic
TOLON, Ghana, 17 June 2013 - UNICEF profiles men and women in Ghana who work for children’s survival. Here midwife Adiza Maida tells her story.

Nutritionist says good food can stop the cycle of sickness in poor children in Ghana
YENDI, Ghana, 9 May 2013 - UNICEF profiles some of the people in Ghana who work for children’s survival. Here, nutritionist Braimah Farouk tells his story.

Community mobilises against malnutrition in Northern Ghana
GBULLUNG, Ghana, 1 May 2013 - A programme in Ghana that mobilizes healers, healthcare workers and the community is proving a powerful ally in the fight against malnutrition.

Finding safe water for communities is payment enough for drilling expert Nathan Adams.
YENDI, Ghana, 15 March 2013 - The work of Nathan Adams Jnr brings safe water for thousands of people. He tells his story.



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