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  • 1. UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNICEF IN INDIA
  • 2. Who wants to be a millionaire?
    • When did UNICEF start working in India?
    • 1956
    • 1967
    • 1947
    • 1950
  • 3. UNICEF Story It all started with two hutments to feed refugee children in 1947 …
  • 4. Some milestones
    • 1949: India’s first penicillin plant set up at Pimpri, near Pune. UNICEF provides equipment & technical assistance
    • 1951: Five anti-tuberculosis centres established in Mumbai, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal
    • 1963: Water supply schemes in India get a boost with assistance in the form of hardware material, equipment and transport from UNICEF
    • 1971: UNICEF assists the Government of India in bringing emergency assistance to millions of refugees form East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    • 1977 Community Health Volunteers Scheme is launched. New health workers serve as health guides to rural families
  • 5. Some milestones contd…
    • 1978: UNICEF supports Government of India’s efforts to produce a revolutionary new solution ‘Oral Rehydration Therapy’ to reduce infant mortality due to diarrhoeal diseases
    • 1986: The Convention on the Rights of the Child is adopted at a historic summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    • 1986: Government of India launches six national missions. UNICEF collaborates on the National Mission on Immunization, The National Mission for Drinking Water and the National Literacy Mission
  • 6. Some milestones contd…
    • 1999: A ‘super cyclone’ hits Orissa. UNICEF supports the State Government in coordinating relief operations for about 1.7 million children
    • 2002: An experimental programme- IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses) is launched by the Government of India
    • 2005: UNICEF supports the first national consultation on children & young people affected by or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS
  • 7.
    • UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions
    • Range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education by 2015
    Millennium Development Goals
  • 8. What do YOU raise money for?
    • UNICEF programmes-
    • Child Health
    • Child Development and Nutrition
    • Child Environment
    • Elementary Education 
    • Prevention of HIV/AIDS
    • Child Protection
  • 9. UNICEF in Action
    • UNICEF programmes are clustered around three key “life periods” of the child-
      • under three years
        • Nutrition
        • Health
      • school-age
        • Safe drinking water & environment
        • Elementary Education
      • adolescents
        • Child Protection
        • Prevention of HIV AIDS
  • 10. UNICEF in Action Nutrition
  • 11. Some facts..
    • Malnutrition is the underlying cause for the death of nearly 10 lakhs children in India every year
    • One out every third malnourished child is an Indian
  • 12. The journey of Naval
    • Naval was a seriously sick and undernourished children from a village, in the tribal area of Guna district of Madhya Pradesh
    • Today cuddled in his mother’s lap, two year old Naval looked quite comfortable
    • He was saved from dying of malnutrition in the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC)
    • The Centre, set up in October 2005 at Guna District Hospital had provided a second lease of life to more than 200 children in a short period of four months
  • 13. UNICEF in Action on Nutrition
    • Reduce and prevent malnutrition
    • Improve the development of children under three years old, especially those in underprivileged groups
    • Improve quality and efficiency of existing government programmes
  • 14. UNICEF in Action Health
  • 15. Some real statistics!
    • 1 in 5 children dying before the age of five in the world is from India
    • Infant mortality in India is 57 deaths per 1,000 live births
    • 6,000 children die everyday due to preventable diseases like measles, diphtheria, diarrhea, polio and typhoid
  • 16. Let me tell you the story of Madhu’s son
    • There was no celebration at Madhu’s home when she delivered a child
    • Her son weighed only 920 grams at birth!
    • Madhu and her husband were worried that their son might not survive
    • Did he?
  • 17. The story continues…
    • Madhu’s son survived!
    • Because the hospital in his village had the Sick Newborn Care Unit with modern life-saving equipment & medically trained staff
    • It took seven days & nights and finally the child showed progress
  • 18. Time to win another chocolate!
    • What do you think five years old Bholu said when
    • he was asked this question-
    • What would you like to be when you grow up?
  • 19. Bholu’s Answer… “ALIVE!”
    • Bholu had see his friends disappear one by one
    • They all died before celebrating their fifth birthday due to preventable diseases like diptheria, measles, tetanus & whooping cough
    • His only wish was to stay ‘Alive”!
  • 20. UNICEF in Action on Health
    • Promote routine immunization to prevent children like Bholu’s friends from dying. Today, India is able to immunize 6 out of every 10 children born
    • Set up Sick Newborn care to save more lives like that of Madhu’s child
    • Improve healthcare services
    • Anganwadis-day care centers
  • 21. UNICEF in Action Education
  • 22. Do you know…
    • India is able to enroll more than 90% children in
    • primary school.
    • But lakhs drop out!
  • 23. This is the story of Ankita & Neetu
    • Despite being intelligent children, they stopped going to school
    • The reason was neither poverty nor gender bias
    • It was very simple- They ‘hated’ going to school
    • Ankita enjoyed Maths but could not cope with English
    • Neetu was brilliant in History but poor in Maths
    • Thankfully, they did not join lakhs of children who drop out of school every year
    • They were helped by the innovative education model initiated by the state government & UNICEF – Quality Education Package
  • 24. Quality Education Package
    • Focus on four key areas:
    • Teacher training
    • Using student assessment to provide learning
    • Development and supply of essential teaching materials
    • Involve community and parents
    • Improvement of school environment and facilities
  • 25. UNICEF in Action on Education
    • Ensure all children go to schools and complete a full course of primary schooling (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan)
    • Improve quality of education in government schools (Quality Education Package)
    • Promote girl’s education
    • Improve monitoring systems to ensure action at national, state, district and village level
  • 26. UNICEF in Action Child Protection
  • 27. Some facts…
    • 1.2 crore children in India do not go to school and work in hazardous conditions
  • 28. Bridge Schools
    • Asama Banu was born in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
    • Mirzapur is famous for its carpet industry and infamous for usage of child labour
    • 10 year-old Asama worked for 12 hours in inhuman working conditions for Rs 10 per day!
    • She was saved due to Government initiated and UNICEF supported National Child Labour Project bridge school
    • In Bridge Schools, children who have never studied before are prepared
    • Once children like Asama are ready, they are admitted to normal schools
  • 29. UNICEF in Action on Child Protection
    • To build a protective environment in which children can live and develop in the full respect of their fundamental rights
    • Ensure working children go to school and stay there
    • Promote Bridge Schools in areas with high child labour
    • Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and trafficking
  • 30. UNICEF in Action HIV/AIDS
  • 31. Some facts…
    • India is only third to South Africa in number of people living with HIV/AIDS
    • Every year about 21,000 children are infected through mother to child transmission of HIV virus
  • 32. PPTCT- Prevention of Parent To Child Transmission of HIV virus
    • 25 years old Jyotika’s happiness knew no bounds when she discovered that she was pregnant
    • She went for her first medical test and was shocked when doctor said that she was HIV positive
    • She did not know much about HIV and AIDS but knew this much that it was serious
    • One question worried her – will her child have the infection ?
    • Jyotika was fortunate because she met Radha, who was rained by UNICEF to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS
    • Jyotika was take to the treatment center and given a medicine called Nevirapine and proper medical
    • Her child was born free of HIV infection
  • 33. UNICEF in Action on HIV/AIDS
    • Primary prevention in young people and women of childbearing age
    • Prevention of transmission of HIV infection from mother to child
    • Spread awareness about HIV/AIDS
    • Protection, care and support for affected children
  • 34. THANK YOU