Children exercise their ingenuity and protect their health building sanitary hand washing stations
LOMÉ, Togo, 3 July 2012 - In Togo, under-5 child mortality rates are staggering; more than one in ten die before their fifth birthday. Many of these children could be saved if simple hygiene practices, like hand-washing with soap, were adopted.
UNICEF and ECHO aim to prevent waterborne disease in Togo, by promoting safe hygiene practices
LOMÉ, Togo, 10 October 2011 - In October 2010, Togo experienced heavy seasonal rains which caused flooding in most parts of the country. Affecting more than 82, 000 people, the southern region of Maritime was amongst the hardest hit, as floods severely damaged agricultural land and water systems in the areas surrounding the capital city of Lomé.
Improving basic health services and sanitation to help save lives in Togo
SIRKA, Togo, 11 April 2011 – With all the curiosity of a little boy, Abdoulwassai, 3, eagerly follows the daily activities at the construction site where his father works. Just across the road stands a brown and yellow building, the primary health-care centre in the village.
Youth media activists unite to broadcast the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Togo
LOMÉ, Togo, 12 January 2010 – Inspired by a UNICEF video on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a group of young journalists have produced a video about children’s rights that will be screened on Togolese national television.
In Togo, International Children’s Day of Broadcasting encourages child participation
NEW YORK, USA, 12 November 2009 – The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards ceremony, held here earlier this week, brought accomplished broadcasters to New York from around the world to be feted and to share ideas and experiences. Among them were two representatives from Togo, home of the 2009 ICDB Regional Award for Television.
Amivi’s story: Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Togo
LOMÉ, Togo, 22 July 2009 – Amivi, 27, who is living with HIV, has gone to a health centre every day for the past four years to receive free anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. One recent day, she was at the centre not only for her own medical care but to follow up on the HIV status of her 18-month-old daughter, Yabo.
Young Ambassadors from UNICEF France visit their peers in Togo
LOMÉ, Togo, 19 May 2009 – Every year, the National Committee of UNICEF France organizes a field trip with six young people between the ages of 15 and 18, to promote children's rights. From elementary through high school, the Young Ambassadors encourage children to get involved in helping their peers.
Togo youth media activists unite to help eradicate polio
SEGBE, Togo, 7 April 2009 – While Aristos, 16, prepared the camera focus, Marie, 14, plugged in the microphone, Gisèle, 13, checked the sound level and Elvis, 11, put the finishing touches on his introduction to the story of Togo’s recent national polio immunization campaign.
Togo completes first immunization round in regional push against polio
VOGAN, Togo, 9 March 2009 – Beneath a blazing sun, mothers Akuba and Afi are pounding manioc in the yard of their compound when two health workers from the Expanded Programme of Immunization arrive.
UNICEF-supported centre helps rehabilitate child sex workers in Togo
LOME, Togo, 31 December 2008 – At 10 PM on a Friday night, peer educator Roland Awume begins his rounds of outreach work through Lomé's 'red light districts'. Mr. Awume works at the UNICEF-supported Centre la Providence, a rehabilitation centre for sex workers.
Providing free anti-malarial treatment to pregnant women in Togo
GOUMOU-KOPE, Togo, 21 October 2008 – Akouvi, a mother of two, has just walked three kilometres to a health centre in this village near Aného, in the Maritime region of Togo. Four months pregnant, she has come to the clinic for her first pre-natal check-up. She is no stranger to tragedy.
Primary education is now free for all children in Togo
AKODESSEWA, Togo, 13 October 2008 – At the Akodessewa school, roughly 15 km outside the capital city of Lomé, this year’s preparations for school enrolment have been marked by a major change: School fees have been abolished, and all primary schooling in Togo is now free.
UNICEF Executive Director’s Togo visit focuses on education
LOME, Togo, 2 September 2008 – Ann M. Veneman, on the first-ever visit by a UNICEF Executive Director to Togo, promoted the importance of education to advance development.
In Togo, food insecurity makes exclusive breastfeeding more of a challenge
ZOWLA, Togo, 1 August 2008 – In this village in the Maritime region of Togo, Véronique the tailor is well known. It is not for her dressmaking skills that she is respected, but for her work as head of the local breastfeeding support group.
Early detection and treatment of malnutrition in Togo saves lives
BOUGOU, Togo, 2 June 2008 – Hundreds of mothers wait in the early morning at a school in Bogou, holding their children and hoping to hear good news about their prospects.
‘Gender and Equity’ campaign shows success, as more parents are putting girls through school
ATENTOU, Togo, 20 May 2008 – According to her school principal in Atentou, 12-year-old Céline is a model student. Four years ago, along with some 60,000 Togolese children, Céline went back to school as part of the UNICEF programme ‘Gender and Equity’. She is still in school today.
Damienne’s story: Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention through open dialogue
TSÉVIÉ, Togo, 9 May 2008 – Damienne, a 17-year-old high school student, has been a peer educator for five years, teaching her classmates about HIV prevention. Her goal, she says, is to get people to speak out and to bury the taboos.
In West Africa flood response, UNICEF focuses on the most vulnerable children
NEW YORK, 25 September 2007 – Four weeks of heavy flooding have taken a damaging toll on countries in West and Central Africa, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced, several hundred killed, and homes and farmland swept away.
Micro-financing empowers women and changes lives in Togo
AGOKPAME, Togo, 28 March 2007 – The women in a coastal village on the Togo-Benin border are doing what they are known for – singing and dancing. But as the soothing tones and rhythms give way to the sounds of coins being dropped into a bowl, it becomes clear there is something else afoot.
Alone in Benin, a Togolese teen finds refuge and the courage to return home
ANEHO, Togo, 22 May 2006 – The heat is oppressive here in Aneho, a small, quiet town. It is hard to imagine that just over a year ago the streets were filled with noise and rage.
An integrated health campaign for Togo’s children
LOME, Togo, 8 March 2005 - Over 97 per cent of Togo’s children aged from 9 and 59 months received protection against four major childhood diseases during an unprecedented nationwide health campaign, according to a recent survey conducted by UNICEF.