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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. The new study (ObaapaVitA) is reported online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet and has been written by Professor Betty R Kirkwood, Professor in Epidemiology & International Health and colleagues in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research at the London School of Hygiene and...

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. The new campaign shows Americans that they can have a significant impact on saving and improving the lives of at-risk children and newborns by supporting the deployment of local health workers. To view the...

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. are all "Champions for Children" for UNICEF's Change for Good program on American Airlines. Donations they collected from generous customers through the program are directly helping UNICEF to save and improve the lives of children in Belize. While...

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2010-04-13 12:58:59

A renewed effort to reduce the global toll 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. The meeting is being held to focus attention on this toll and develop a plan of action to reduce it. Despite significant advances over the past...

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. But the number of children in China who die before reaching the age of five has dropped by 70 percent since 1990 "“ from 6.5 percent of live births to 1.9 percent. The team predicts that complications caused by premature birth will soon become the leading cause of childhood death in China as increased access to hospital treatment cuts the number of...

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. The special evening is an annual black-tie fundraising gala celebrating the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake and honoring those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives worldwide. During the evening, UNICEF...

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. Currently, 8.8 million children a year die before age five, most of preventable causes. A new report by the Christian humanitarian agency calls for scaling up simple preventive health measures for mothers and...

2009-11-09 15:19:52

New report By African Science Academies 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, according to a joint report by the national science academies of seven African countries. Many African nations are underutilizing existing scientific knowledge to save lives, says the report, which calls on scientists, health care providers, policymakers, and...

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. Gomez will use her voice, recognition and commitment to children's issues to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of UNICEF and support the organization's mission to help reduce the number of daily preventable deaths of children, from 25,000...

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. http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDACN044.pdf   Global child deaths have fallen from 15 million per year in the 1980s to 9.2 million in 2008. The Two Decades of Progress report documents this progress and showcases USAID's...


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