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17 Nov 2008 description
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Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

24 Sep 2008 description
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By Lone Hvass

LUANDA, Angola, 24 September 2008 - Over the next month, primary school children in all of Angola's 18 provinces will receive de-worming tablets as part of a national campaign that is now in its third year.

01 Aug 2008 description
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ANDULO, Angola, 1 August 2008 - In order to reach the nearest hospital and access prenatal care, Fernanda Ngueve would have had to walk 7 km to Andulo while carrying both her babies. So, like many women in her village, the 38-year-old expectant mother decided to forego her routine health consultations rather than make the arduous hike.

Because of the lack of proper health care, her first child died a week after birth.

21 Jul 2008 description
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By Lone Hvass

LUANDA, Angola, 21 July 2008 - The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, or MICS, is a UNICEF-supported census designed to evaluate the well-being of women and children. Angola's third MICS is now being conducted in all of its 18 provinces.

The last one was carried out here in 2001 and published in 2003.

Since 1995, UNICEF has been promoting MICS to monitor socio-economic and health indicators throughout the developing world. But this is the first time in Angola that it has been merged with the World Bank's IDR survey on household income and expenditure.

11 Jul 2008 description
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By Lone Hvass

LUANDA, Angola, 11 July 2008 - More than 140 of the Angolan Government's senior staff members and Provincial Directors met last month for a training seminar on the country's '11 Commitments for Children'.

The objective of the seminar was to strengthen the capacity for provincial administrators to implement the Commitments, which serve as the country's main platform for promoting child rights in the wake of its nearly three decades of civil war.

The Commitments cover all facets of children's rights such as protecting their health and ensuring …

25 Jun 2008 description
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FOREWORD

In 2007, natural and man-made disasters continued to take a toll on the lives of people.

10 Jun 2008 description
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By Lone Hvass

LUANDA, Angola, 10 June 2008 - At an official signing ceremony in Luanda last week, the Government of Japan made a major contribution to help UNICEF continue its work with the Government of Angola on preventing infectious diseases among children..

The $4.3 million donation will be used for products and services needed to boost childhood immunization in Angola, feeding into an overall effort undertaken by the government to revitalize health services.

Specifically, the funds will be used to combat malaria and polio, employing techniques such as distributing bed nets …

28 May 2008 description
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Achievements Offer New Prospects for Success in Global Efforts to Help Africa's Children

TOKYO, 28 May 2008 - UNICEF today called for large-scale, focused investments in improved health systems for sub-Saharan Africa, to capitalize on recent achievements and help children who have inadequate access to health care.

The call came as the children's agency launched its first The State of Africa's Children 2008 report at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development …

28 May 2008 description
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Survie de l'enfant - Le bilan

Mortalité infantile en dessus et en dessous du Sahara

Le continent africain est divisé par le Sahara, le plus grand désert du monde, et cette démarcation n'est pas seulement géographique. Dans les pays situés essentiellement au nord du Sahara - Algérie, Égypte, Jamahiriya arabe libyenne, Maroc et Tunisie - le taux moyen de mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans en 2006 était de 35 pour 1 000 naissances vivantes, ce qui signifie qu'au cours de cette année particulière, environ 1 enfant sur 29 est mort avant son cinquième anniversaire.

28 May 2008 description
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Introduction

Child survival in Africa: Communities unite to find solutions

Every year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) publishes The State of the World's Children, the most comprehensive and authoritative report on the world's youngest citizens.

29 Apr 2008 description
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LUANDA, Angola, 29 April 2008 - Superstar footballer and UNICEF Norway Goodwill Ambassador Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently visited Angola to witness the educational reconstruction still required in a country devastated by a civil war that ended nearly six years ago.

Full primary school enrolment, school construction and rehabilitation, as well as teacher training, are crucial to Angola's future. And the Schools for Africa Campaign - a partnership between UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society - is helping to take on the task.

As Mr.

24 Apr 2008 description
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By Richard Lee

ZAMBEZI RIVER, Zambia, 24 April 2008 - Patricia Mobuku's ten children are lucky to be alive.

Living beside the Zambezi River, the children have always been plagued by malaria. Fortunately for them, their village is just a short canoe-trip across the water from the local clinic and its life-saving supply of drugs.

But Ms. Mobuku, 45, is haunted by the fear that one day her luck will run out and that one of her malaria-infected children will not get treatment in time.