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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future, says CRY CEO
Feb 23, 2015 The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
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Infant mortality rises as Delhi gets ready for games
Apr 06, 2010 While there has been some headway in tackling child mortality in rural areas, the number of children under five dying in India’s capital has been on the rise. The city is investing crores to make the Commonwealth Games work and yet, no efforts are made to advance urban health care.
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India at top on maternal mortality and under 5
May 04, 2010 State of the World’s Mothers Report released by Save the Children has placed India at 73rd on ‘Best place to be a mother’. Highlighting the grave state of under 5 and maternal mortality it recommends increase in investment in training of health workers and improving access to basic health-care services.
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Bring down maternal mortality, says report
Jun 07, 2010 According to a latest study by UN, the maternal mortality rate in South Asia continues to be the highest in the world, next only to sub-Saharan Africa. Report points out that Indian state Madhya Pradesh witnesses the highest number of maternal deaths in the country and requires immediate attention of the government.
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Nepal: MDG-4 target met, but long way to go
Jun 09, 2010 In spite of tough political situation, Nepal has achieved the MDG-4 target of reducing under-five mortality rate by two-third, claims a recent mid-term survey of Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP) II. However, in order to reduce the under-five mortality rate further the neo-natal deaths need to be controlled.
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Maternal health in Afghanistan needs more than healthcare
Jun 10, 2010 According to the WHO, people living in the Badakhshan province of northeastern Afghanistan are facing hurdles in accessing healthcare facilities due to rugged terrain and lack of roads. Reaching healthcare centers becomes even more difficult during winters, floods and avalanches, which leads to increase in maternal mortality.
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Myanmar: Ignorance jeopardises Chin children's health
Jan 25, 2010 Poverty, low levels of literacy, and low accessibility to health services are compounded by lack of knowledge about health, hygiene and nutrition, exposing Myanmar's poorest children to deadly diseases.
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Nothing is as good as mother’s milk for a baby: Mrinal Pande
Aug 23, 2013 Mrinal Pande, Chairperson, Broadcasting Corporation of India (Prasar Bharati), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that mothers should discard age-old superstitions and adopt breastfeeding in the best interest of their babies.
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Maternal height linked to child deaths in India
Apr 30, 2009 Children of shorter mothers are 70% more likely to die due to underweight and anaemia, says a study about India by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. Another key finding suggests the presence of inter-generational transfer of poor health from mother to offspring.
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Child mortality slashed by one-third, says WHO
May 22, 2009 WHO’s first progress report on the health-related MDGs claims that deaths of children under five years have declined sweepingly by nearly 30% since 1990. The drop is being attributed to the success of several measures taken by governments in developing countries like providing mosquito nets, medicines and improved sanitation facilities.
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Tackling chronic malnutrition in Nepal
Jun 04, 2009 A UNDP project in Nepal’s Jumla district is being implemented to provide better health services and reduce malnutrition. As part of efforts to localise MDGs, mothers are taught about proper nutritious diet for their babies and other essential steps to ensure children’s growth.
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WHO recommends anti-diarrhoea vaccine
Jun 08, 2009 WHO’s group of experts, based on new clinical trials, have strongly recommended administering anti-diarrhoea vaccine on all children for reducing severe diarrhoea episodes. Rotavirus, cause of the disease among infants and young, kills half a million children in the developing world – mostly in Asia and Africa.
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A case for health workers
Sep 07, 2011 Blogger Sarah Boseley comments on a new index that correlates sick children in poor countries with the reach of health workers. Lack of diagnosis and timely care, in most cases, are the cause of child deaths.
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South Asia's first pneumonia vaccine launched in Pak
Nov 06, 2012 The introduction of a vaccine for pneumonia is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan, accounting for one of every five children dying before their fifth birthday.
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Over 300,000 newborn deaths each year in India: report
May 07, 2013 Every year, over 309,300 children (29 per cent of global share) in India don't live beyond the first day because of pre-term birth, hygiene and maternal health complications, says the latest World Mothers Report authored by US-based organization, Save the Children. This is higher than for any of the other country 176 countries ranked in the report.
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Trends in global child mortality
Sep 16, 2011 The recent Levels & Trends in Child Mortality report 2011 by UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation reveals that the global child mortality rates are declining. However, rural and poor households worldwide face the highest under-five child deaths.
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Gender disparities in various stages of childhood
Sep 19, 2011 The latest UNICEF report, Boys and Girls in the Life Cycle suggests growing gender disparities with age among children worldwide. In secondary school education, girls are most disadvantaged in South Asia while boys are most disadvantaged in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Saving the newborn children
Jun 14, 2012 Newborns account for 40 per cent of child deaths, but only 6 per cent of world's foreign assistance for maternal and child health mentions them, according to Save the Children’s pioneering new report on newborn survival.
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World Breastfeeding Week: Babies need Mom
Aug 01, 2012 Beginning today, the world will converge for one week to revive the culture of breast feeding. In India, the campaign for the 20th World Breastfeeding Week is being led by The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India with the slogan ‘Babies need Mom’.
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Investing in maternal care
Jan 16, 2009 UNICEF’s flagship publication: The State of the World's Children 2009 explores critical issues in maternal and newborn health and thrusts upon creating a supportive environment for women. Examining current practices and policies, the report identifies the interventions and actions that must be scaled up to save lives.
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A life saver for children
Feb 04, 2009 A joint publication of UNICEF and other UN organisations, Facts for Life aims to provide parents and other caregivers with life-saving information on children. One of the most popular books, this republished edition also provides facts on protection of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
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Healthcare for children in India
Jun 29, 2009 Save the Children’s latest report, Freedom from Hunger for Children under Six explores inter-linkages between health and development, especially with respect to maternal-child health and nutrition. It highlights the need for greater collaboration among key stakeholders in addressing the problem at the grassroots level.
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Strategy for child survival
Jul 07, 2009 Vikas Samvaad’s publication Moribund ICDS: A study on the ICDS and Child Survival Issues in Madhya Pradesh throws light on the dismal scenario of early childhood care and development in western India. The report suggests comprehensive measures to improve the health of children under six.
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SDGs to face challenge of 750 mn child marriages by 2030
Jun 30, 2016 According to a latest report by UNICEF, the world is all set to witness 750 million child marriages by 2030 making it a tough nut for global goals.
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Correlating childhood deaths with religion in India
Jan 24, 2011 The fact that Muslim children face lower mortality risk than Hindu children is baffling given the fact that Muslims in India have, on average, lower socio-economic status, higher fertility and shorter birth intervals, and they are thought to accord a lower status to women within the household.
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Global measles deaths fall by 74%
Dec 05, 2008 The Eastern Mediterranean region, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, have achieved their measles goal three years early due to improved immunisation, notes WHO. Meanwhile South-East Asia experienced only a 42% decline in measles deaths due to delayed vaccination campaigns in India.
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Malaria vaccine may soon be a reality
Dec 11, 2008 A leading medical journal has reported that a vaccine against malaria is in its advanced stage of trial and may be the much-awaited scientific breakthrough in saving lives. Malaria kills a million people globally every year, 90% of them in Africa alone.
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Afghans restrict to small families
Dec 15, 2008 With few government-run welfare services, children are considered insurance for aging parents. But facing the brunt of war and drought, several Afghan couples are torn between adhering to the tradition of large families or resorting to family planning in the face of poverty.
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UN plea for $604 million in Afghanistan aid
Feb 04, 2009 The UN today led an appeal for $604 million to fund a large scale humanitarian effort to help vulnerable people in Afghanistan. The plea came on the same day that the UN revealed that 2,100 civilians were killed in the country last year as the security situation worsened.
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