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27 Dec 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Dear friend,

In the decades I've been working to solve global problems, I've never seen a crisis like the one we're currently tackling in the Horn of Africa.

Millions of people have been displaced by the worst drought and famine in a generation. They need food, water, shelter — and they also need nets.

04 Aug 2011 description

WASHINGTON D.C., 4 August 2011 – The Measles Initiative today announced it has helped vaccinate one billion children in more than 60 developing countries since 2001, making significant gains in the global effort to stop measles.

30 Sep 2010 description
report UN Foundation

United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign encourages American girls to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls

New York, NY (September 30, 2010) - The United Nations Foundation is launching its newest campaign - Girl Up - which encourages American girls to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for their counterparts in the developing world. Girl Up will raise awareness about the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries and encourages American girls to give …

19 Jan 2010 description

Visit to Ethiopia follows epic "Summit on the Summit" Climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about this urgent global problem

KEBRIBEYAH, ETHIOPIA, (Tuesday, January 19, 2010) - Fresh from summiting Mount Kilimanjaro with featured climbers Emile Hirsch, Lupe Fiasco and Alexandra Cousteau, an event that attracted massive attention from around the world, Kenna, Jessica Biel and Santigold, along with Elizabeth Gore, executive director of global partnerships for the United Nations Foundation, toured the Kebribeyah refugee camp and surrounding towns in eastern Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2009 description

450 deaths a day is still too many - stalled momentum puts millions more children at risk

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - The Measles Initiative announced today that measles deaths worldwide fell by 78% between 2000 and 2008, from an estimated 733 000 in 2000 to 164 000 in 2008. However, global immunization experts warn of a resurgence in measles deaths if vaccination efforts are not sustained.

All regions, with the exception of one, have achieved the United Nations goal of reducing measles mortality by 90% from 2000 to 2010, two years ahead of target.

09 Sep 2008 description
report UN Foundation

Innovative technology deployed to help improve healthcare delivery and save lives

WASHINGTON, DC, GENEVA and LONDON (September 9, 2008) - The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's Technology Partnership (Technology Partnership) announced today the expansion of its mobile health (mHealth) program in Africa.