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UNICEF bats for better health reporting in India

To sensitize media students with public health reporting skills, Unicef India, in partnership with Oxford University, held a three-month long awareness and skill development programme in Delhi for the first time in India

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No place for children: Videos that you have to see of Syrian children talking about the war

Here are few videos that you must see highlighting the voices and stories of Syrian war through the eye of children.

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Refugees rest before continuing their journey to Serbia, at the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. European Union member states "gave a clear signal" that if they can't stop the migrants reaching Greece, they would consider helping Greece's neighbor Macedonia to better seal its border to slow the movement of migrants into other European countries, said Monday Dutch State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEF

UNICEF said it would need a full $2.8 billion (2.6 billion euros) in 2016 to help millions of children in humanitarian emergencies around the world.

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690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

An additional 160 million kids are growing up in areas suffering severe droughts, mostly in Africa, UNICEF said in the report titled “Unless We Act Now.”

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16,000 children under age of five die every day: UNICEF

Nearly half of the infant deaths are tied to malnutrition, and 45 per cent occur during the first 28 days of life.

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Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

The elimination of MNT as a public health problem means that the annual rate is less than 1 per 1000 live births.

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Kanyashree: CM Mamata Banerjee hails scheme as ‘global model’

Project to be part of school syllabus next year.

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Pune district 2nd in state in fighting open defecation: UNICEF survey

178 villages in the district have achieved 100% open defecation free status; Sindhudurg tops the list.

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UNICEF figures based on old data, malnutrition down by 25%, says CM Anandiben Patel

CM’s statement that state has witnessed decline in malnutrition came amid claims and counter-claims over yet-to-be released UNICEF’s Rapid Survey on Children.

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Vaccination coverage: Govt sets up panel to look at UNICEF report

The Indian Express had reported on June 30 about the government’s refusal to accept the survey.

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Vaccination coverage: Ahmed Patel questions Maneka Gandhi on UNICEF data

The RSOC data on immunisation of children aged between 12 -23 months has become a bone of contention between the government and UNICEF, which did the survey.

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Vaccination coverage: Govt refuses to accept UNICEF report

One of the five states where immunisation coverage dipped in 2012-2013 was Gujarat.

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Alarming rise in Boko Haram’s female suicide attackers, says UN

UN children’s agency said women and children have carried out three-quarters of all reported Boko Harem suicide bombings with girls blamed for nine such attacks since July.

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Ban on free distribution of baby food in affected areas

It has designated a public health administrator as the nodal point to report any such unsolicited distribution, especially of breast milk substitutes.

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Mamata declares Nadia first ODF district in India

The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee presented the Nadia district administration, a memento and a painting prepared by her.