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2011-02-23 00:00:41

Pledge Guarantee for Health will help streamline the aid pipeline to get health supplies to countries in record time, saving lives, reducing costs and eliminating waste Washington, DC & Lusaka, Zambia (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Today, more than 800,000anti-malaria bed nets have arrived and been distributed in Zambia three months ahead of schedule and before the peak of the deadly rainy season, thanks to a deal reached by the Government of Zambia, the World Bank, UNICEF, Stanbic...

2011-01-25 00:02:25

Thousands of supporters across the country answer an urgent call to help the Nothing But Nets campaign, PSI, and UNICEF get an anti-malaria mosquito net to every family in the Central African Republic Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Today, the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, PSI (Population Services International), and UNICEF announced the successful delivery of nearly 1 million anti-malaria mosquito nets in the Central African Republic...

2010-11-30 13:44:00

2010 UNICEF SNOWFLAKE BALL TO HONOR OLIVIA HARRISON Presented by Baccarat, UNICEF's seventh annual gala to take place on Nov. 30 in New York City NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 UNICEF Snowflake Ball will take place on November 30 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. In its seventh year, the black-tie gala will celebrate the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake and honor those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve...

2010-11-12 12:32:53

Urgent action needed in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of child pneumonia deaths A Pneumonia Report Card released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia reveals where urgent efforts are needed to reach target levels of coverage for the life-saving interventions that can prevent, protect against and treat pneumonia in children. Pneumonia is the world's leading infectious killer of young children, taking...

2010-10-24 11:42:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two nurses will be honored today with the first International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award. This award recognizes the commitment of nurses working on the frontlines of newborn care in resource-challenged countries, where the majority of newborn deaths occur. Regina Obeng from Kumasi in Ghana and Rekha Kashinath Samant from Mumbai, India, were selected from nominations sent from all over the world. They will receive their...

2010-09-17 05:00:00

New report by international child-focused agency cites lack of access for underserved households NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global efforts to tackle millions of preventable child and maternal deaths will fail to extend gains unless world leaders act now to pour more healthcare resources directly into families and communities, according to a new World Vision report launched today. "The Missing Link: Saving children's lives through family care" examines how the...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

Model predicts more good news: with increased funding, another 3 million deaths can be prevented WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report confirms that the current global investment in malaria control is saving lives and that further increases in funding will contribute significantly to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals - authored by Tulane University, Johns...

2010-08-17 13:56:00

6 Million Children in Desperate Need - Deadly water-borne diseases threaten child survival NEW YORK and ISLAMABAD, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardizing its humanitarian operation in Pakistan. UNICEF is extremely concerned at the lack of funds for its water and sanitation operation, with millions of children at risk from water-borne diseases. "Providing clean water and adequate sanitation is key to the survival of millions...

2010-05-13 13:35:44

Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has long been a leader in vitamin A research, and scientists at the School recently discovered a link between offspring lung function and maternal vitamin A supplementation. The results are published in the May 13, 2010, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....

2010-05-12 09:50:10

Preventable infectious diseases cause two-thirds of child deaths, according to a new study published May 11 by The Lancet. Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF's Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) assessed data from 193 countries to produce estimates by country, region and the world. While the number of deaths has declined globally over the last decade, the analysis reveals how millions of children under five die every year from preventable...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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