13/03/2023

Building infrastructure for the health of children and communities

In 2020, five million children died before the age of five, mainly from preventable or treatable causes. A woman in sub-Saharan Africa is 130 times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than a woman in Europe or North America.   Alongside our rapid response initiatives for health emergencies, UNICEF works with countries and communities…, Healthcare decentralization in Somalia, Decentralization of health services capacity is a major priority for Somalia’s Federal Government as well as the UNICEF country office in Somalia.  The delivery of health services, especially at regional levels, is a considerable challenge in the country. UNICEF reported in 2021 that most of the country’s disease outbreaks were the result of low…, Strengthening rural health infrastructure in Niger, Niger is currently ranked 190 out of 191 countries on the 2020 Human Development Index despite recent economic gains. On average, Can Niger escape the demographic trap? women in Niger have seven children – reflecting the world’s highest population growth rate. Several critical indicators confirm that healthcare is lagging. High costs and long…, Improving distribution of childhood vaccines in Burkina Faso, Over 50 per cent of Burkina Faso’s population is under 18 years of age and Burkina Faso - Country Office Annual Report 2021 44 per cent is under 15 . The expanding conflict that began in 2018 has forced many health facilities to reduce services or close down completely. However, while 95 per cent of the population has been affected, Burkina Faso’s…