Latest Child survival Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.