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The West Sumatra quake - one year on
PADANG, 30 September, 2010 - UNICEF's support with 200 organizations have enabled vital resources, education and protective services as well as improved emergency preparedness to benefit the most vulnerable of children in the region.

A mother remembers the quake - one year on
PADANG, 30 September, 2010 - For Resmanita, the 2009 earthquake was a bad memory but UNICEF and the government has helped to rebuild her clinic back better.

'Letter to a friend' campaign promotes healthy pregnancies in Indonesia
TIDORE, 22 July, 2010 - A new UNICEF-supported campaign sends formal invitations to pregnant women asking them to come in for ante-natal check-ups, an idea developed locally. The programme is having a special impact in areas with few midwives.

A day with the parasite hunters: preventing malaria in rural Indonesia
SABANG, 13 July, 2010 - A special campaign is targeting 24,000 people. Routine malaria testing only covers those demonstrating symptoms of the disease; but this exercise sets out to ensure no carrier is missed.

Special Olympics: Tackling exclusion through sports
JAKARTA, 25 June, 2010 - UNICEF Indonesia has partnered with Special Olympics Indonesia to help promote the importance of inclusion for children with intellectual disabilities, such as Juliwati Japi, in education, health and protection.

All out efforts to roll back malaria in South Halmahera
LABUHA, 24 April, 2010 - South Halmahera is galvanizing a community-based anti-malaria campaign, including the distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets for pregnant women, immunizing children and active community surveillance,

Breastfeeding, proof of a mother's love
JAKARTA, 23 April, 2010 - Artika Sari Devi, Miss Indonesia 2004, is truly enjoying her new role as mother to Sarah Abiela Ibrahim. She is now active as a breastfeeding counselor.

The importance of flour fortification for Indonesian children
JAKARTA, 25 January, 2010 — In the great rice bowl of Asia, another grain is flowing in popularity and may be a vital link to mother and child nutrition – once a little spice of government intervention is added in. Indonesia joins in.

Breastfeeding as a proven life-saver
JAKARTA, 25 January, 2010 - A midwife, a health office chief and a district head demonstrate the meaning of “commitment at all levels” – an important element of success of one district in promoting exclusive breastfeeding.



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