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Woman and child. Eriteria.
© UNICEF/ HQ00-0567/ LeMoyne

Improving the health of children is one responsibility among many in the fight against poverty. Healthy children become healthy adults: people who create better lives for themselves, their communities and their countries. Improving the health of the world's children is a core UNICEF objective. Since our founding, we have made significant progress in immunization, improving child health with community-based treatments diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, improving access to quality care for newborns and pregnant women, child health in emergency settings, and strengthening health systems to better serve the needs of women and children.

UNICEF has an extensive global health presence, and strong partnerships with governments and non-governmental organizations at national and community levels. On a daily basis we work to bring practical solutions to the women and children at greatest risk. UNICEF knows what it takes to ensure the survival and health of children and women.

UNICEF approaches all threats to child health – and there are many – with extensive experience, efficient logistics and creativity..





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