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News Topic - UNICEF

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Global Health: Unicef Cuts Cost of Vaccine That Protects Against 5 Diseases A deal with six manufacturers will make the so-called pentavalent vaccine more affordable and accessible to 80 of the poorest countries.
New York Times | 20 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In war-torn Syria, three million children out of school or at risk of dropping out — UNICEF With the start of the school year and the number of school attacks exceeding 4,000 in war-ravaged Syria, more than 1.7 million children there remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data.
UN News Centre | Oct 24, 2016 4:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Correction: Iraq story In a story Oct. 23 about Iraq's Mosul offensive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a UNICEF team had visited a refugee camp near Mosul and found poor conditions there. The people the UNICEF team visited... | Oct 24, 2016 11:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lincoln, Nebraska
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Stop turning kids into UNICEF fund-raisers When the Elsas and Supermen trick-or-treat their way to our doorsteps next week, some will be toting an orange box with the word UNICEF on it. Since 1950, four years after the organization was founded, children have been collecting these donations for the
New York Post | Oct 24, 2016 02:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agencies provide shelter, clean water to families displaced amid Iraq's Mosul offensive With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced familie
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2016 4:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Local group moving to stamp out polio Rotary members have taken it upon themselves to eradicate this disease and make it their mission for a project. Rotary members, Rotoractors, WHO, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have a
Rohnert Park Community Voice | Oct 20, 2016 9:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Rohnert Park, California
In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition After a visit to Bhutan yesterday, actor and director Aamir Khan, a UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador, praised the country's progress to end malnutrition and recognized young mothers' efforts to safeguard their children's health despite high level
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 7:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UNICEF: Vaccine Price Drop Will Save Millions of Child Lives The U.N. Childrens Fund reports a steep drop in the price of a crucial childhood vaccine will prevent millions of deaths in dozens of the worlds poorest countries. The U.N. childrens fund reports 1.5 million children under five die each year from illnesse
Voice of America | Oct 19, 2016 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions more children will have access to '5-in-1' vaccine through UNICEF supply agreement With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years.
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2016 4:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tehran court sentences Iranian-Americans for 'spying' Detentions of Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer, a former UNICEF worker, comes amid a crackdown on dual citizens.
Al Jazeera | Oct 19, 2016 11:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend