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mHealth and Young People in South Africa
2017 - This report identifies digital resources targeted at providing adolescents and young people in South Africa with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), family planning and healthy pregnancy information and advice.

Keeping mothers and children alive and healthy
2015 - Infographic that tracks the progress made in South Africa on keeping mothers and children alive and healthy from 2000 to 2013.

Budget: Children and South Africa's Health Budget
2016 - This brief describes the structure of provincial budgets and how one can identify funding for children’s needs. Followed by discussion of resourcing, accessibility and use of health services, and detailed discussion of HIV and AIDS and nutrition.

Getting to the Last Mile – diagonal approach and pathways for improving maternal and child health outcomes in South Africa
2014 - South Africa is committed to reaching the MDGs for maternal and child health. Over the last few years, the country has made tremendous progress in improving the health outcomes for women and children. The country still faces various challenges

Improving Newborn Care in South Africa
2011 - This study focuses on the lessons learned from Limpopo Initiative for Newborn Care (LINC) and was commissioned by UNICEF.

Social Mobilisation and Communication Strategy for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
2010 - This study was conducted to support the development of a national campaign entitled ‘Social Mobilisation and Communication Strategy for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.’

Clean hands for healthy lives
2010 - Advertorial published in True Love Magazine's September 2010 issue, on handwashing. The advertorial highlights the reasons why handwashing is important and when to wash your hands.

Fact sheet: World Breastfeeding Week
2010 - South Africa joins the rest of the world in celebrating breast feeding week every year from the 1st - 7th August.

South African Child Gauge 2009/2010
2010 - The South African Child Gauge provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children.

South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, 2008
2010 - This report, which is the second one based on the third population-based HIV seroprevalence survey conducted in 2008 by the consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), focuses on health of children 0–18 years of age.

Taking blood from infants for the HIV DNA PCR test - Standard Operating Procedures
2009 - This Standard Operating Procedure file is designed to assist healthcare workers in taking blood from infants for the HIV DNA PCR test.

Strengthening PMTCT through communication: A review of the literature
2009 - A literature review on social mobilization and communication in support of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.

Rights for Children: Services for children 0 - 8 years
2009 - A comprehensive cartoon guide to social security benefits and services for children under 8 years

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)
2009 - Leaflet containing information about the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.

Cholera Alert
2008 - Following an outbreak of cholera in South Africa and Zimbabwe, UNICEF has joined the national effort to make information about the disease available to the public.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in South Africa: Situational and Gap Analysis
2008 - UNICEF South Africa commissioned the University of Pretoria to conduct A Situational and Gap Analysis on the prevalence of foetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa over a period of one month, during March of 2008. Summary and findings.

A Reflection of the South African Maize Meal and Wheat Flour Fortification Programme (2004 to 2007)
2008 - An overview of the Food Fortification Programme from 2004, including issues and challenges faced, social marketing, management and monitoring and evaluation.

Rapid assessment of cell phones for development
2007 - This assessment, commissioned by UNICEF in South Africa aims to provide baseline data that will inform a strategy to launch a new generation of cell phone technologies to address underdevelopment and in particular HIV/AIDS as a development issue.

Saving Children, Enhancing Lives: Combating HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Second Edition
2007 - Combating HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Second Edition: June 2007 update included

Little Heroes
2006 - A focus on the effect of HIV and AIDS on children. UNICEF supported supplement to the Mail & Guardian on World AIDS Day 2006.

Including Post-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV and AIDS into post-sexual assault health sevices in South Africa: Cost and cost effectiveness of user preferred approaches to provision
2006 - This project was designed to provide information to inform the health service response to rape.

Saving Children, Enhancing Lives
2006 - Combating HIV and AIDS in South Africa. This publication looks at the four core strategies proposed by UNICEF SA to assist the Government in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

What are the leading causes of death among South African children?
2003 - A Medical Research Council Policy Brief: This was the first attempt to derive consistent and coherent estimates of all causes of death from a range of data sources and models.

South Africa is close to eliminating iodine deficiency disorders
2002 - Iodine deficiency disorder occurs when there is a lack of the mineral iodine in the human body.A lack of iodine hampers the development of the brain in children and leads to goitre in adults

Child survival: Other resources
A collection of other useful resources on child survival.





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