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News note: Reading data with Children in an Innovative way as part of Africa Statistics Day
26 November 2015 - Why did the attendance rates in primary schools drop from 90% in 2011 to 88% in 2014?” questioned Phineas, 15 during the recent Reading Data with children event.

News note: UNICEF Rwanda joins celebrations to mark the Maternal and Child Health Week, together with Global Handwashing Day
2 November, 2015- The Ministry of Health, supported by UNICEF Rwanda and partners launched a one-week campaign on Maternal and Child Health complemented with Global Handwashing Day celebration.

Shakira and UNICEF call for leaders to join the early childhood revolution
22 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira today urged global leaders to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in our understanding of the lasting effects of deprivation

News note: Showcasing Community Based Nutrition activities to Members of Parliament from the Netherlands in Muhanga district
19 August 2015 – On a warm Wednesday afternoon, Parliamentarians from the Government of the Netherlands accompanied by H.E. Frédérique de Man, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Rwanda were welcomed at Buruba village in Cyeza Sector, Muhanga district .

Mr. Edward Maly joins as the new UNICEF Representative in Rwanda
28 July 2015 - Mr. Edward Maly today assumed his duties as the new UNICEF Representative to Rwanda. As a development and emergency specialist, he has more than 20 years of experience working for the rights of children and women around the world.

On the Day of the African Child, Rwanda accelerates efforts in Early Childhood Development
16 June 2015 – Today, Rwanda is commemorating the Day of the African Child under the theme “Accelerating our common efforts for Early Childhood Development in Rwanda”.

News note: The Ministry of Health, UNICEF and partners to vaccinate 10,000 Burundian refugee children against potentially deadly polio and measles
23 May 2015 – More than 10,000 children who fled their homes in Burundi to find safety in neighbouring Rwanda are to be immunised against polio and measles to prevent outbreaks of the deadly diseases.

News note: The Government of Japan provides USD 1.3 million to UNICEF for improving the lives of refugee children in Rwanda
19 April 2015 – The Government of Japan has reached an agreement UNICEF to provide funds of USD 1.3 m for the refugee children - in increasing access to basic social services including child protection, early childhood development and education needs.

Newsnote: Rwanda launches the National Partnership on Children with Disabilities
27 March 2015 Today, Honourable Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba, Minister of State for the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) launched the National Partnership on Children with Disabilities.

New Early Childhood Development & Family centre inaugurated in Ngoma district, Rwanda
Zaza/Ngoma, Rwanda 14 January 2015 - There were smiles of children and their parents all around the ECD&F centre in Ngoma district today.



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