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19 Aug 2005 description
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LUANDA, 19 August 2005 - The signing of an agreement contemplating financial support for the improvement of primary education in Angola took place on Friday between the Government of Norway, represented by Alida Andresen, Interim Trade attaché of that country's embassy in Angola, and UNICEF, represented by the agency's Representative in Angola, Mario Ferrari.

13 Jul 2005 description
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UNICEF launched in January 2005 its Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) in favour of 33 countries in crisis, including all CAP countries.

The following is an update on the funding situation in each of the HAR countries. The appeal figures are the original HAR appeals, and wherever the HAR appeal has been raised in light of an aggravating emergency situation or crisis, this has been noted in the text. The funding status (1) of these countries should then be seen in light of their increased humanitarian needs.

Eastern and Southern Africa

30 Jun 2005 description
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WASHINGTON, 30 June 2005 - UNICEF hailed the announcement today of a major new initiative by the United States to fund the prevention and treatment of malaria in Africa, calling the commitment "a great step forward for child health and survival."

"Malaria is a major killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa, taking a child's life every 30 seconds," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, who attended the announcement.

14 Jun 2005 description
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As G8 Prepare to Meet, UNICEF Urges Rich Nations to Increase Funding to Silent Emergencies

NEW YORK, 14 June 2005 - Midway through the year some of Africa's most intractable emergencies are seriously under funded.

15 Apr 2005 description
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LUANDA, 15 April - Tomorrow, 1,500 scouts mobilized by the Ministry of Health with the support of UNICEF, will go around Luanda informing its inhabitants of the Marburg hemorrhagic fever.

"We are still at a stage where providing well targeted information could change the course of the epidemic and avoid it from spreading," said Mario Ferrari, UNICEF Representative in Luanda. "The population has to be aware of the dangers and know what to do if they come across a suspected case.

12 Apr 2005 description
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By Macarena Aguilar

UIGE, Angola, 12 April 2005 - Following the deadly Marburg outbreak in Angola and recent attacks on World Health Organization (WHO) surveillance teams in the Northern Province of Uige, UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health and WHO in a major multi-media campaign designed to provide targeted and accurate information about the disease.

On 11 April, television and radio stations across Angola began broadcasting around the clock, a series of five Public Service Announcements (PSAs) outlining measures the population should take to avoid contracting the virus.

28 Mar 2005 description
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LUANDA, 28 March 2005 - UNICEF is supporting WHO and the Angolan Ministry of Health in its efforts to prevent the spread of an epidemic caused by the Marburg virus that has killed 111 people, including 92 children under 15 years of age. While the outbreak is mainly concentrated in the northern province of Uige, 5 cases - 2 resulting in deaths- have already been reported in Angola's capital, Luanda.

14 Mar 2005 description
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LUANDA, ANGOLA, 14th March 2005 - Angola's commitment to reduce child mortality through routine vaccination and increased access to basic health care moves up a gear. Led by the Ministry of Health, an unprecedented social mobilisation intervention promoting massive attendance to re-enforced health centres and hospitals across the country is being launched today.

31 Jan 2005 description
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Critical Issues for Children and Women

26 Jan 2005 description
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GENEVA, 26 January 2005 - UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.