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Wednesday in UNICEF House: Launch of report on children in South Asia

Featuring new health index with country-by-country data


  • Dr. Nafis Sadik, former Executive-Director, UNFPA, current member of Board of Governors,  MH Human Development Center;
  • Mrs. Khadija Haq, President, Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre;
  • Dr. Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF;Dr. Cecilia Ugaz, Senior Policy Advisor, Human Development Report Office, UNDP
  • Dr. Ronald Waldman, Professor, Columbia University; recognized Expert in Child Health in developing countries
  • Co-coordinator of the UN Millennium Project's Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health

Where:  UNICEF House,  Labouisse Hall, Three UN Plaza, on 44th Street, between First and Second Avenues.

When: Wednesday, 27 July 2005 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What: The Report presents the condition of health in South Asia and its link to poverty reduction and economic growth. In-depth analysis of the experience of seven South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.   

Critical issues in the report addresses are equity and economic growth in the context of attaining and sustaining human development; the role of the government in providing and ensuring quality healthcare, and policies needed for improving productivity and quality of life to all. 

The Report also introduces a new index, Health Index, as a proxy for overall health status of a country.   

For further information, please contact:

Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, 212 326 7452, kdonovan@unicef.org
Lori Issa, UNICEF New York  (212) 326-7420, lissa@unicef.org




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