Mother's Day

Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

Mother's Day 2012


UNICEF in action

Maternal and child health (Flickr)
Protecting mothers and children across the world

Some of the ways UNICEF is making a difference ...

§ Part of a global partnership together with UNFPA and WHO for maternal, newborn and child health in countries with high maternal mortality.

§ Working with policy makers to ensure that emergency obstetric care is a priority in national health plans.

§ Assisting partners and governments with assessments, training and logistics to improve maternal health.

§ Helping local communities provide information to women and their families on birth timing, nutrition and signs of pregnancy complications, amongst others.

§ Buying tetanus vaccines and helping to provide tetanus immunisations for pregnant women.

§ Providing micronutrients to pregnant women in vulnerable environments to stave off anaemia and birth defects.





Mother's Day

SOWC 2009 - Maternal and Newborn Health


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