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UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

LAOS / RICE

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world's population, and nowhere is it more central to diet and culture than in South East Asia. But while rice is a rich source of energy, an overreliance on it can cause dangerous malnutrition in children. UNICEF

5 Jan 2013 | Read More »

LAOS / CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Some of the most creative people Laos joined forces for an early childhood development workshop initiated to strengthen skills and produce quality child friendly media. Participants included storytellers, artists, singers, young people and a range of media professionals. UNICEF

6 Apr 2012 | Read More »

LAO / STORM RECOVERY

Almost two months after Tropical Storm Haima left an estimated 100,000 people without homes and livestock, the Lao government, UNICEF and partners continue to assist villagers struggling to rebuild what is left of their livelihood. UNICEF

13 Aug 2011 | Read More »

LAOS / MIDWIVES

Laos has a long way to go to ensure that all women can give birth in safe surroundings. But the country’s new midwives are an important start. UNFPA

18 Jun 2011 | Read More »

UNFPA / MIDWIVES REPORT ADVANCER

In advance of the launch of the “State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2011″ on Monday (20 June), UNFPA’s Executive Director Osotimehin Babatunde says that the report is “necessary to bring awareness to the importance and the centrality of midwifery skills to save the lives of mothers and children”. UNFPA

18 Jun 2011 | Read More »

LAOS / TETANUS

UNICEF is working in remote locations in the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic as a key supporter in preparing for the third round of a national campaign designed to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus by 2012. Lao PDR is one of the few remaining countries in Asia still affected by this disease, which has been a [...]

11 Feb 2011 | Read More »

LAOS / MALNUTRITION

UNICEF and partners join forces with the Ministry of Health in Lao PDR to address worrying levels of malnutrition among children living in remote areas of the country. UNICEF

16 Sep 2010 | Read More »

LAOS / LANGUAGE BARRIER

UNICEF is supporting schools that teach Laos, the official language, to children who speak one of a dozen local dialects. This is to ensure that children from ethnic groups get the support they need to cross the language barrier in primary school and avoid the risk of exclusion from mainstream society. UNICEF

3 Mar 2010 | Read More »

LAOS / EDUCATION

UNICEF and the government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic work together to ensure that every child in the country receives a minimum of five years’ primary schooling. UNICEF

1 Feb 2010 | Read More »

 

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