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29 Sep 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Washington, D.C. — September 28, 2011

The United Nations Foundation today announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had delivered $15 million of its $30 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Half the funds will be used in 2011 by UNICEF for vaccines and by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support campaign operations. The remaining funds will be released in 2012 to support both agencies. Countries benefiting from the funds include several members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation countries, such as Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.

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.

07 Jul 2009 description
report UN Foundation

by Adrianna Logalbo

In recent weeks, more than two million Pakistanis fled their homes and villages - often with little more than the clothes on their backs - as fighting between government forces and radical insurgents has escalated.

The UN Foundation recently stepped in to give a hand to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and provide bed nets to people who now face an imminent risk of malaria with the rainy season starting any moment now.

Hundreds of UN Foundation supporters responded to an emergency appeal for help in the last couple of weeks, raising enough money …

04 Dec 2008 description

Joint News Release WHO/UNICEF/American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation

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The Eastern Mediterranean region achieves measles goal three years early

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000.