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GOROKA, 11 OCTOBER, 2018 – A project that will improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in 50 schools, nine health centres and 200 communities was launched today in Goroka, Eastern Highlands.

National Capital District of PNG starts polio vaccination on 24 September
20 September 2018, Port Moresby – The National Capital District will start polio vaccination from 24 September to 8 October 2018 – a week ahead of the nationwide campaign on 1 October.

33,000 babies and mothers in Western Highlands Province to benefit from improved maternal & newborn care
MT HAGEN, 19 SEPTEMBER, 2018 – A maternal and newborn care programme launched today in Mt. Hagen will ensure up to 34,000 babies born over the next three years in Western Highlands Province receive a comprehensive package of care to ensure they survive a

Polio vaccination in Papua New Guinea expanded to cover all children aged up to 15 years
13 SEPTEMBER 2018, PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Health (NDOH) today announced that polio vaccination will be expanded to cover all children aged up to 15 years.

Saving Lives, Spreading Smiles
PORT MORESBY, 11 September, 2018 – A new maternal and newborn care project was launched in Port Moresby today. The project focuses on preventing and managing bleeding after delivery, a common cause of death in mothers and neonatal hypothermia (low body te

WASH project to benefit 55,000 people launched in Nawae District, Morobe Province
PORT MORESBY, 11 SEPTEMBER, 2018 – More than 55,000 people including nearly 14,000 children in the Nawaeb District in Morobe Province, will have increased access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in the coming four years.

Polio case confirmed in Port Moresby
07 SEPTEMBER 2018, PORT MORESBY – One new case of polio has been confirmed in a 6-year old boy from 5-Mile Settlement. This is the first case reported from Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea.

PNG joins global event to end violence in schools
PORT MORESBY, 5 SEPTEMBER, 2018 – Papua New Guinea will join the world in a global event tomorrow (Thursday, 6 September) to simultaneously activate a global campaign to end violence in schools.

Three additional polio cases reported in Papua New Guinea
04 SEPTEMBER 2018, PORT MORESBY – The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea announces today that three additional polio cases have been confirmed in Morobe, Madang and Enga provinces.

WASH project to benefit 60,000 people launched in Mt. Hagen
PORT MORESBY, 27 AUGUST, 2018 – More than 60,000 people including nearly 20,000 children in the Mt Hagen Central District, Western Highlands Province, are set to benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in the coming four years.

Papua New Guinea announces two new polio cases
26 AUGUST 2018, PORT MORESBY – Two new polio cases were reported today by the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea from Madang and Eastern Highlands Province.

Papua New Guinea to vaccinate 700,000 in second round of polio campaign
23 August 2018, Port Moresby – An estimated 700, 110 children under 5 years old will be vaccinated against polio in nine provinces of Papua New Guinea in August 2018. The National Department of Health (NDOH) is mobilizing 4,964 polio workers who will be d

Polio case confirmed in Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
A new polio case was reported today by the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea (NDOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a 22-month old girl from Eastern Highlands Province. This is the fourth case in the country, following confirmat

Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life
PORT MORESBY, 1 AUGUST 2018 – Sub-optimal breastfeeding practices of infants during the first six months are a major contributing factor to the poor nutrition situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) but that could eventually improve with the effective impleme

First European Union UNICEF co-funded WASH project for Bougainville launched in Arawa
Arawa, 28 June 2018 – A Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) project soon to be implemented in the Central Bougainville District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, is expected to greatly improve health and education outcomes for more than 10,000 people, i

PNG vaccinates almost 300,000 in first round of polio campaign
Almost 300 000 children under the age of 5 in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands Provinces were vaccinated in the first round of the polio campaign in Papua New Guinea.

Polio case confirmed in Enga, Papua New Guinea
The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea (NDOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a case of polio in a 3-year old boy from Mulitaka, Laigam District in Enga Province. The case is the third in the country, following confi

Polio immunization drive starts 16 July in PNG
A polio immunization campaign kicks off on 16 July in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea. About 2900 health workers, vaccinators and volunteers have been mobilized to vaccinate almost 300,000 children under 5 years of age.

UN responds to poliovirus outbreak
Following the announcement by the Government of Papua New Guinea confirming circulation of vaccine derived polio virus (cVDPV) in Morobe province, the UN has launched a response to contain the outbreak. The UN, along with government authorities, has surve

UNICEF resumes its commitment of support to Hela Province
UNICEF is preparing to resume response and recovery support to earthquake affected communities in Hela Province after conflict and violence forced UNICEF, aid and relief workers, and other UN agencies to briefly relocate in April as a security precautiona

UNICEF - building capacity of health workers in SHP to ensure early new born care
Southern Highlands is slowly recovering from the devastation of February's 7.5 magnitude earthquake and ensuing aftershocks that severely disrupted a large number of critical social services and affected up to 270,000 people.

Rural populations in four districts to benefit from EU and UNICEF supported WASH project
A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project to be implemented soon in four districts in Papua New Guinea is expected to have significant positive impact on the productivity, health and wellbeing of 70,000 people including some 40,000 children, UNICEF s

UNICEF life-saving supplies reach Papua New Guinea to help children and families hardest hit by earthquakes
UNICEF has this week delivered 23 metric tons of relief supplies to Papua New Guinea, including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, blankets and learning kits as part of ongoing efforts to help children and families who were ha

One month of earthquakes in Papua New Guinea leave children traumatized
One month after a series of earthquakes of magnitude 5-7.5 hit four Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea, children are still in shock and suffering significant trauma and stress which could have negative consequences to their long-term well-being, UNIC

Promoting multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition to support development in Papua New Guinea
Promoting nutrition specific interventions using a multi-sectoral approach is key to accelerating progress and development for Papua New Guinea, UNICEF said today, following the country’s participation at a recent global Nutrition conference that was held

Launch of 11th EDF funded WASH Project
It is my privilege to be here and to make a few remarks on this important occasion for the children and women of Papua New Guinea at the launch of the 11th European Union Development funded WASH Project.

EU supports development of WASH services in rural areas of Papua New Guinea
The European Union (EU) endeavours to support the Government of Papua New Guinea in increasing access to safe, adequate and sustainable water supply, sanitation and improved hygiene practices in line with the national WASH policy 2015-2030.

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding
No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastf

Clooney Foundation for Justice Partners with UNICEF to Open Seven Public Schools to Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
The Clooney Foundation for Justice today announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

In historic first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador
UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

The United Nations and the Government Sign the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022
The United Nations in Papua New Guinea and the Government of Papua New Guinea signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022, on 6th April 2017, which guides the work of the United Nations System in the country. It outlines t

27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine
Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 - UNICEF
Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.

The UN joins the Government and the people of Papua New Guinea to celebrate International Women’s Day
In celebrating International Women’s Day, the United Nations in Papua New Guinea calls on the country to once again reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordina

Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF
Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

New fund launches to address global education crisis
Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

Pioneering new film The Beginning of Life to be released across global streaming and multimedia platforms
The Beginning of Life, a groundbreaking feature documentary that explores the impact of a child’s early environment on their cognitive, social and emotional development, will be released worldwide on Netflix, iTunes and Google Play on 1 June 2016.

Four schools or hospitals attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF
An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day – according to UNICEF analysis released ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.

Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.

Two-thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF
Almost two-thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, UNICEF said ahead of World Immunization Week.

At least 150,000 children affected by Ecuador earthquake – UNICEF
At least 150,000 children are affected by the April 15 earthquake in Ecuador, according to initial UNICEF estimates.

World Bank Group, UNICEF urge greater investment in early childhood development
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today jointly urged global and national leaders to step up and accelerate action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) programmes as a critical

“Unfairy Tales” - True stories of refugee and migrant children inspire UNICEF to launch - #actofhumanity global initiative
UNICEF today launched a series of animated films to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally.

Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds
A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition, with some children overwei

87 million children under 7 have known nothing but conflict - UNICEF
More than 86.7 million children under the age of 7 have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, UNICEF said today.

New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF
More than 16 million babies were born in conflict zones in 2015 – 1 in 8 of all births worldwide this year

Children will bear the brunt of climate change in East Asia-Pacific and beyond: UNICEF
More than half a billion children worldwide live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report

Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters
The world remains a deeply unfair place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, according to a UNICEF report released today.

UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition
Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.

Tech companies and governments pledge to protect millions of children from sexual exploitation online – UNICEF
Leading technology companies, governments and international organizations have committed to protecting millions of children from online sexual exploitation at the #WeProtect Children Online Global Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates and the United K

A digital necklace and a wearable soap win ‘Wearables for Good’ Design Challenge with UNICEF, ARM and frog
A necklace that stores electronic health data to track child immunization and a wearable soap that helps limit the spread of infectious viruses by encouraging hand washing, have won the Wearables for Good challenge run by UNICEF, ARM and frog.

Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN
Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532,000 in 1990 to an estimated 303,000 this year, according to the report, the last in a series that has looked at progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF
An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.

Innovators determined to advance results for children
Helsinki Innovation Summit explores new solutions to benefit the world’s children

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham sees how his Fund is helping children in Papua New Guinea
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea

More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment
Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said today to mark the Internati

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from

Vaccinations protect and are safe for your children
All Papua New Guineans are encouraged to take their children to health facilities to have them vaccinated to prevent them from dying or permanent harm from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the most cost effective and safest intervention for preventabl

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.

UNICEF helps schools to promote emergency preparedness
More than 1,000 school children in Eastern Highlands Province today took part in an earthquake emergency mock drill as part of emergency preparedness training.

UNICEF Executive Director reflects on visit to Papua New Guinea
Speaking at the conclusion of her visit to Papua New Guinea, Assistant General Secretary to the United Nations and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt reiterated UNICEF’s commitment to promote the rights of all children in PNG.

Working to achieve an HIV-free generation in PNG
Ensuring that no baby is born with HIV is an essential step to achieving an HIV-free generation in Papua New Guinea.

Malnutrition - a silent emergency in Papua New Guinea
Malnutrition is a silent emergency in Papua New Guinea and the underlying cause for the majority of deaths of children under the age of 5.

Papua New Guinea launches national campaign to end violence against children
Papua New Guinea today joined global efforts to address violence against children by launching a national campaign aimed at leveraging support and amplifying in-country efforts already underway to end violence against children. PNG Coalition of Child Righ

Speech by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director on End Violence Against Children campaign
Violence does more than harm individual children; it undermines the very fabric of society. Children who have been abused may experience difficulty in learning and socialization, compromising their ability to become productive adults and citizens.

UNICEF condemns exchange of girls as compensation
UNICEF strongly condemns the use of children or any other human being as commodities under any circumstances.

Safeguard your newborn
Today, we celebrate the life of every child and woman of Papua New Guinea. We at UNICEF thank the Ministry and National Department of Health for the opportunity to be an active participant in saving lives of children and women.

See the child - before the disabiltiy, UNICEF says
Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those childen can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF's annual State of the World's Childrens Report.

Inclusion of children with disabilities benefits society as a whole
Today, we celebrate the life of every child and woman of Papua New Guinea, especially those who are differently abled.

People with disabilities are people first
People living with disabilties are people first and like everyone else, they deserve the same set of rights as every citizen of this country.

First 1,000 days last forever: Scaling up nutrition for a just world
A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth

Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated
A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five.

Functional cure of HIV from a baby
UNAIDS and UNICEF welcome news of a baby born with HIV who now as a toddler appears “functionally cured” through treatment.

Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities
Stigma, ignorance, neglect, superstition and communication barriers are among the social factors that explain the discrimination and isolation from society that children with disabilities

Promote Male Involvement in Antenatal Care and PPTCT – Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study
Male involvement and participation in antenatal and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services can contribute to improved use of Antenatal Care (ANC) and Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) services by pregnant women.

On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF says hardest part yet to come in providing drinking water to millions
STOCKHOLM, 27 August 2012 - As World Water Week kicks off, UNICEF says that despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to billions of people, finishing the task is not going to be easy.

Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF
UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year.

Tackling deadliest diseases for world's poorest children can yield huge gains
A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five.



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