Committing To Child Survival: Progress Report 2013


A new UNICEF report, titled, Committing To Child Survival: A Promise Renewed: Progress Report 2013 shows that if current trends continue, the world will not meet Millennium Development Goal 4  – to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015.  Worse, if current trends continue, the goal will not be reached until 2028. The 2013 Progress … [Read more...]

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World Immunization Week 2013

Immunization Week

  Immunization averts an estimated 2-3 million deaths every year, providing protection from diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. Yet, an estimated 22 million infants are not fully immunized with routine vaccines. There is an urgent need to better communicate the health benefits … [Read more...]

Can Immunization Reach Every Child?


Two biggest causes of death among children are in fact, pneumonia and diarrhea which are responsible for the highest death toll, claiming more than two million of the most vulnerable lives every year. Together, these two diseases account for 29% of all deaths of children under five years old. That is more than double the total for HIV and malaria … [Read more...]

Shocking Cost Of Malnutrition


A new UNICEF report reveals the shocking prevalence of stunting in children under the age of 5.One in four children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition – with devastating long-term consequences both for them, and for the economic well-being of their communities.In this video, UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles highlights the extent of stunting among … [Read more...]

Right To Education: Translating Intention Into Action


The central government notified the RTE Rules 2010 on April 9, 2010, which are applicable to all schools under the central government, and in the five Union Territories without legislatures.  Most of the states have notified similar Rules with a few variations. The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution … [Read more...]

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Govt Launches Census Info India Software

India has launched Census Info India Software. The specially developed software is an innovative and flexible database technology used for the dissemination of population and housing Census results. #adsense# The software has been developed by the United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, to help countries disseminate … [Read more...]

Pak, Gambia Ahead Of India On Child Care

International Baby Food Action Network

A report by International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has ranked India as 31st among 51 countries when it comes to infant feeding practices, exclusive breastfeeding, baby-friendly hospitals and policies, maternity protection and community outreach. India has not only been beaten by countries like China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka but also Lesotho, … [Read more...]

UNICEF Progress Report: Committing To Child Survival – A Promise Renewed

Global Burden

To advance Every Woman Every Child, a strategy launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF and other UN organisations are joining partners from the public, private and civil society sectors in a global movement to accelerate reductions in preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. The Child Survival Call to Action was convened in … [Read more...]

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