Latest Child survival Stories

2010-05-05 15:03:14

A trial in Ghana has shown that vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality—contradicting previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44% decrease.

2010-05-04 07:00:00

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.

2010-04-22 08:00:00

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.

2010-04-13 12:58:59

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.

2010-03-26 13:09:01

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death amongst Chinese children, accounting for 17 percent of deaths in under-5s, according to a new study.

2009-12-02 12:19:00

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.

2009-11-16 13:34:43

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.

2009-11-09 15:19:52

The lives of almost 4 million women, newborns, and children in sub-Saharan Africa could be saved every year if well-established, affordable health care interventions reached 90 percent of families.

2009-09-03 09:17:00

Youngest UNICEF Ambassador to travel to West Africa to witness life saving programs NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the appointment of actress and singer Selena Gomez as its newest Ambassador.

2009-06-16 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the Day of the African Child, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today released a report titled Two Decades of Progress: USAID's Child Survival and Maternal Health Program.

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