UNICEF (United Nations Childrens Fund )Done by: Bryant Lim, Daniel Chng,Tan Wen Xuan and Pua Xuan Ming
Introductionfor children. ItUNICEF is committed to changing the worldstrives to protect their rights, improve their health, and nurturetheir development through sound planning and monitoring ofpolicy results.UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly onDecember 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcareto children in countries that had been devastated byWorld War II. Improving the health of children is oneresponsibility among many in the fight against poverty. Healthychildren become healthy adults: people who create better livesfor themselves, their communities and their countries.Improving the health of the worlds children is a core UNICEFobjective. Since our founding, we have made significantprogress in immunization, oralrehydration to save the lives ofinfants with severe diarrhoea,promoting and protecting breastfeeding,fighting HIV/AIDS, micronutrientsupplementation and health education.
Introduction (Continued)UNICEF has an extensive global health presence, and strong partnershipswith governments and non-governmental organizations at national andcommunity levels. UNICEF understands the reasons why children aredying. On a daily basis we work to bring practical solutions to the womenand children at greatest risk. UNICEF knows what it takes to ensure thesurvival and health of children and women.UNICEF approaches all of the threats to child health – and there aremany – with extensive experience, efficient logistics and creativity.In some developing countries, the toll is so harsh that more than one infive children die before they reach their fifth birthday. Many of thosewho do survive are unable to grow and develop to their full potential.Most deaths result from five causes, or a combination of them: acuterespiratory infections (ARI), diarrhoea, measles, malaria andmalnutrition.Poverty and the failure to ensure universal access to basic social services are to blame.Together with governments, humanitarian agencies,civil and community leaders, families and childrenthemselves, UNICEF is addressing these threats.
History-UNICEF is created in December 1946 by the United Nations to providefood, clothing and health care to children.-UNICEF begins a successful global campaign against yaws, adisfiguring disease affecting millions of children, and one that can becured with penicillin.-Following more than a decade of focus on child health issues, UNICEFexpands its interests to address the needs of the whole child. Thusbegins an abiding concern with education, starting with support toteacher training and classroom equipment in newly independentcountries.-people and organizations reaffirm their commitment to children’s rights-NICEF launches a drive to save the lives of millions of children eachyear. The ‘revolution’ is based on four simple, low-cost techniques:growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, breastfeeding andimmunization-The Say Yes for Children campaign builds on this momentum, withmillions of children and adults around the world pledging their supportfor critical actions to improve children’s lives
Impact of venture• Improve lives of children suffering from diseases• Produced by UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO, the report notes promising developments - increasing numbers of children receiving treatment, declining HIV prevalence among young people resulting from behavioural change, and the integration of children and AIDS into national policy frameworks. Yet it also highlights the huge gaps in progress that remain and seeks to explore how the campaign must move forward in 2007 in order to achieve its ambitious goals.
Credits• http://www.unicef.org/health/index.html• http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_38048.htm• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicef Done by: Bryant Lim, Daniel Chng, Tan Wen Xuan and Pua Xuan Ming