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WHO/ WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

On World Blood Donor Day the World Health Orgainization is calling on countries to improve access to safe blood for saving the lives of mothers. WHO  

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / ZA'ATARI MIDWFE

Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. Many of these refugees have come to depend on the midwifery services provided by "Mama" Munira. A UN new report looks at the 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries that suffer 96 [...]

2 Jun 2014 | Read More »

NEPAL / SELENA GOMEZ

Actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez just returned from a visit toNepal, where she traveled to bring attention to children in need within the country and across the globe. U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF

29 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNICEF NEWBORN DEATHS

A medical journal The Lancet has released a series of papers at the UNICEF Headquarters today showing that majority of nearly 3 million children who die before they turn one month old every year could be saved if they receive quality care around the time of birth. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

20 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MATERNAL HEALTH

A new World Health Organization (WHO) study shows a 45 percent reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289,000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523,000 in 1990. WHO / FILE

6 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / KOREAN MEDICAL CLINIC

A clinic originally established by the Korean Medical unit to provide medical assistance for its soldiers and UNMISS personnel extends its clinical facilities to the displaced sheltering at the UN base in Bor. UNMISS

22 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH

Top United Nations officials stressed that while nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children.

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

In Somaliland, only a third of women giving birth have any kind of skilled personnel with them, in rural areas the numbers are much lower. Now, a three-year-long programme co-funded by the European Commission that targets maternal and newborn health inSomalilandand Puntland is slowly changing this reality. UNICEF

2 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY WRAP

With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today (19 November) called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority. UNTV

19 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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