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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.
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.
Preventable infectious diseases cause two-thirds of child deaths, according to a new study published May 11 by The Lancet.
A trial in Ghana has shown that vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortalityâ€”contradicting previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44% decrease.
NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children and The Advertising Council announced today the launch of a national multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to raise awareness of the preventable and treatable causes of childhood death in the developing world.
NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this month, three American Airlines employee volunteers took part in a UNICEF field visit to Belize. Amy Cedarburg from Miami, Linda Feeney from Chicago and Terrell Lee from Nashville, Tenn.
Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis prepared for a mid-April meeting of world leaders and technical experts on maternal and child health.
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death amongst Chinese children, accounting for 17 percent of deaths in under-5s, according to a new study.
Fundraising Gala, Presented by Baccarat, to Take Place in New York City on Dec. 2 NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UNICEF Snowflake Ball will take place on December 2 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Almost a third of the children under age five who die each year could be saved if governments rebalance health spending to ensure low-cost, simple interventions such as safe water and hygiene, bed nets and basic maternal and newborn care, leading aid agency World Vision said today.
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