October 23 - Malnutrition prevents almost a fifth of children in Ghana from growing properly. The problem is particularly acute in Bentum, Apprah and Nyanyano, rural communities with scant medical facilities, where pregnant women rarely get the right food and mothers have nowhere to turn.

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ABUJA, 18 November 2016 - The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document.

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9 September 2015 – Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, but it is not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of a two-thirds reduction over the past 15 years, according to a new report released today by a number of United Nations agencies.

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JOHANNESBURG, 6 May 2015 - Hundreds of leaders and public health experts from across Africa are gathering today to identify game-changing interventions to accelerate progress towards improving the lives of millions of women, children and adolescents. This consultation will provide a roadmap - an updated Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health - to end preventable deaths of women, newborns, children and adolescents by 2030, which will be launched alongside the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September. This revised strategy will build on the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, launched in 2010 by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General.

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20 May 2014 – A ground-breaking series of papers released by The Lancet at UNICEF Headquarters today shows that the majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth – with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and under-served.

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13 September 2013 - Child mortality rates declined by 47 percent globally between 1990 and 2012, a major new study by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed, although this still falls short of the targets required to meet the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to child survival.

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18 April 2013 - The cost of vaccinating children with the pentavalent vaccine - a five-in-one formulation - is set to drop significantly

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14 November 2012 - Cut off from development by five decades of civil war, South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world and high levels of infant mortality and morbidity.

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12 November 2012 - The world is winning the fight to keep children alive, and preventable child deaths may, at some point in the near future, be a thing of the past

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17 October 2012 - Being the lone male survivor of the nine children his mother had while the remaining seven died as infants, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday said he is passionately committed to arresting infant mortality in Nigeria.

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