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