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Press releases published by the UNICEF Office in Kosovo in 2010

Presentation of Results from Evaluation of Immunization Services using Lot Quality Technique

Prishtinë/Priština, 3 November 2010 – The National Institute of Public Health supported by UNICEF Kosovo and the Luxembourg Government Office in collaboration with Ministry of Health, presented results from the Evaluation of Immunization Services using the Lot Quality Technique.

Kosovo Youth Speaks Out!

Prishtinë/Priština, 20 October 2010 – The Kosovo Stability Initiative (IKS), in partnership with UNICEF Office in Kosovo and with the support of the Luxembourg Government, launched the youth opinion poll ‘Unleashing Change: Voices of Kosovo’s Youth 2010’.

Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps. The Baby-Friendly Way

Ferizaj/Uroševac, 1 October 2010 – UNICEF Office in Kosovo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, opened the Breastfeeding Week in Kosovo 2010 ( 1 – 7 October 2010). This year’s motto, ‘Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps. The baby-friendly way’, focuses on the critical role of health facilities in the establishment of good breastfeeding practices.

The Peer Educators Network Celebrates the Closure of its Yearly Activities

Prishtinë/Pristina, 9 June 2010 – the Peer Educators Network (PEN), supported by UNICEF, gathered a large young audience in the National Theatre of Kosovo to celebrate the conclusion of its yearly activities. The event featured a series of musical and theatrical performances promoting healthy behaviours among youth and an exhibition of photographs from the year activities.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alyssa Milano, calls for action to alleviate child poverty in Kosovo 
Prishtine/Pristina, 01 June 2010 – While nearly half of Kosovo's children aged 0-19 live in poverty, 1 in 5 children live in extreme poverty, said UNICEF's ‘Child Poverty in Kosovo’ report launched at a High Level Forum today.

The ‘Child Poverty in Kosovo’ report launched  today by UNICEF Kosovo shows clearly that children are at significantly greater risk of poverty in Kosovo compared to the general population

Children from all over Kosovo get together to celebrate Children’s Day 2010
Prishtinë/Pristina, 30 May 2010 – As part of ongoing efforts to give children a voice in society and to promote peace and tolerance among children and communities in Kosovo, and preceding other celebrations marking the Children’s Day (1 June), UNICEF and partners World Vision and Sport Sans Frontières  organised a series of arts and sports activities for several hundred children from all communities. 

EU and UNICEF reinforce their commitment to improve Juvenile Justice in Kosovo

Prishtinë/Prishtina, 12 May 2010 - Today, the European Commission Liaison Office and UNICEF jointly launched the second phase of the 2.2 million Euro project to support juvenile justice system reforms in Kosovo.
The programme is a partnership between the EC Liaison Office, UNICEF, the Kosovo authorities and civil society which aims to strengthen the juvenile justice system in Kosovo by improving existing standards and promoting juvenile crime prevention.

Children with special needs receive more education opportunities in Kosovo

Prishtine/Pristina 11 May 2010 - At the occasion of marking the Education Week for Children with special needs in Kosovo, UNICEF and partners launched a study ‘Justice denied – the State of Education of Children with Special Needs in post-conflict Kosovo’

While many children with special needs grow up in institutions and are denied the family warm environment, the social norms in Kosovan families have traditionally been very supportive and protective, keeping their children within the family setting. However, the study shows that the participation of children with special needs in any form of social life and their inclusion in the education system, though progressively increasing, remains comparatively low.

Nutritional status of pregnant women and school children in Kosovo

Prishtine/Pristina, 31 April 2010 - UNICEF and the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) publish a Survey on the Nutritional status of pregnant women and school children in Kosovo.

Poor nutrition is a significant cause of inadequate health status in Kosovo. According to the UNICEF supported Survey on Nutritional Status of pregnant women and school children, 15,7 % of school age children are tested with mild anemia. Anemia was present in 23.0% of pregnant women, thus revealing a significant public health problem. In order to assess the nutritional status of children the survey measured the height of each child comparing it with WHO standards and concluded that 15.5% of children were stunted and 4.7 % were severely stunted.



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