Mother and Child (UNICEF) -
  • UN relief agencies warn of acute malnutrition in refugee camps
    13 november 2007 22:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- United Nations relief agencies operating in refugee camps in northern Kenya on Tuesday warned of alarming levels of malnutrition in refugee camps. Full text...

  • UNICEF blames Sierra Leone's child mortality on malnutrition
    24 june 2007 11:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN children's fund (UNICEF) country representative for Sierra Leone, Geert Cappelaere, has said 30 percent of Sierra Leonean children under five years were underweight compared to other countries within the region. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts congress on nutrition in Africa
    03 may 2007 10:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The first congress of the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) will be held from 7 to 9 May in Ouarzazate, south-eastern Morocco, according to a statement published Thursday in Rabat by the Moroccan Nutrition Society. Full text...

  • 40,000 Ivorian children are malnourished - expert
    14 april 2007 11:35:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 40,000 Ivorian children under age five are malnourished, according to Fokouo Kouadio Gualbert, an official with the National Nutrition Programme. Full text...

  • 38,000 Mauritanian children suffer malnutrition
    20 march 2007 12:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- More than 38,000 Mauritanian children are suffering from malnutrition, the official news agency, MAP, reported Tuesday, quoting the Secretary General of the Health and Social Affairs ministry, Mohamed Ould Ely Telmoudy. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Project to undertake polio immunization campaign in Benin
    05 february 2007 09:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid and medical consignment including polio vaccines, arrived in Cotonou, Benin, late Sunday as part of a medical campaign launched by the Kadhafi Project for African Women, Children and Youth targeting 12 countries in the African continent. Full text...

  • Mozambican PM nudges Africa to up vaccination coverage
    27 november 2006 18:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo Monday urged African governments to step up vaccination efforts to improve primary health care on the continent. Full text...

  • Cameroon kicks off immunization campaign against yellow fever
    13 november 2006 12:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) - – The government of Cameroon Monday launched an aggressive immunisation campaign aimed at curbing the spread of yellow fever, which was reported in seven health districts over the past seven months. Full text...

  • Fund to vaccinate 10 million kids launched in Paris
    12 october 2006 12:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An international facility to finance vaccination, IFFLM, meant to save the lives of 10 million children in about 70 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, has been launched in Paris. Full text...

  • Mauritania in nutrition crisis, not famine - says WFP official
    14 july 2006 17:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania is not facing famine but a nutrition crisis, which requires urgent attention, according to Mustapha Darboe, Regional Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) for West and Central Africa. Full text...

  • Malnutrition rampant among children in Niger
    24 may 2006 17:24:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) - – About 15. Full text...

  • UN says malnutrition on the increase in eastern DR Congo
    04 march 2006 11:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition has risen by between 10% and 20% in eastern DR Congo, with the more than 1. Full text...

  • Children in northern Ghana suffer malnutrition
    09 january 2006 22:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday released another disturbing statistics about the undeveloped north of the country indicating that about 43 percent of children there are malnourished. Full text...

  • Niger launches campaign against polio, malaria
    21 december 2005 12:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger on Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign at Say, 50 km south of Niamey, whose objective is to reduce the impact of poliomyelitis and malaria among children and their mothers. Full text...

  • 280 children die from malnutrition in central Mozambique
    15 november 2005 21:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least 289 have died this year from malnutrition in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malnutrition remains in Mauritania, says WFP
    07 october 2005 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Friday called for greater international assistance to address worrying levels of malnutrition, particularly in the south and south-east of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Nutrition status in Sudanese refugee camps improving
    12 september 2005 13:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Joint interventions by relief agencies have saved Sudanese refugees camped in the Gambella region of western Ethiopia from critical malnutrition, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) here reported Monday. Full text...

  • Malnutrition threatens Ethiopian kids' survival
    13 july 2005 08:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Without treatment, up to 170,000 children in Ethiopia could die this year from severe acute malnutrition, the local UNICEF office warned Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees face malnutrition in Ethiopia
    21 june 2005 12:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Critical malnutrition levels have been found in Bonga and Fugnido camps in western Ethiopia's Gambella Region where an estimated 50,000 Sudanese refugees are living. Full text...

  • Cameroon attains over 100% polio vaccination cover
    10 may 2005 08:53:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon achieved over 102% vaccination cover during the second synchronised vaccination days against the wild polio virus in April, the country's public health minister, Urbain Olanguena Awono told journalists here Monday. Full text...

  • MSF raises alarm over food situation in Niger
    26 april 2005 21:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The international medical charity, Doctors without borders (MSF) called Tuesday for a general mobilisation to confront the worrying food situation in Niger, where it was currently attending to 3,000 severely malnourished children in the eastern locality of Maradi. Full text...

  • MSF says children face severe malnutrition in Niger
    05 april 2005 21:15:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The number of children with severe malnutrition being fed by the health NGO Medicins sans Frontieres in Maradi, south-eastern Niger is rising at an alarming rate, MSF revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Official decries high malnutrition level in Ghana
    18 march 2005 23:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Agyeman Badu Akosa, Friday in Accra described the high malnutrition rate in the country as "unacceptably," with under-nutrition causing 50 percent of deaths in children. Full text...

  • Congolese infants die of malnutrition
    02 march 2005 21:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition accounts for 48% of deaths among children under the age of five in the DR Congo, the director of the national nutrition programme (PRONANUT), Dr Banea Mayambu told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania to build child nutrition centres
    28 february 2005 23:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Office of the Mauritanian Food Security Commissioner (CSA) is to establish 123 child community nutrition centres in the Tagant, Brakna and Trarza regions, official sources hinted here Monday. Full text...

  • WB reviews food enrichment programme in Senegal
    25 february 2005 11:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- There is need to make extra efforts to extend Senegal's nutritional enrichment programme to the entire country "despite the satisfactory results" already obtained in other parts areas, Claudia Rockx, the in-charge of the nutrition component at the World Bank Office in Senegal, has said. Full text...

  • Senegalese PM praises nutritional programme
    24 february 2005 23:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The ten-year Nutritional Enrichment Programme (PRN) in Senegal is a major factor and indispensable tool to alleviate poverty in the country, Prime Minister Macky Sall emphasised here Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal to assess Nutritional Enrichment Programme
    21 february 2005 21:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prime Minister Macky Sall is expected to chair a workshop here Thursday to review the first half of the ten-year Nutritional Enrichment Programme (PRN) in Senegal, a government announced said Monday. Full text...

  • Benin makes progress in combating malnutrition
    21 december 2004 12:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has made considerable progress in its battle against malnutrition, according to Eleonara Genovese, who headed a World Bank consultants' team which has concluded a tour here. Full text...

  • UNICEF leads West, Central African iodine deficiency battle
    22 november 2004 15:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- All the table salt consumed in West and Central Africa will be iodized by the year 2005 as set by a Special Session of the UN General Assembly in May 2002, affirms Dr Victor Aguayo, nutritional adviser at the regional office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) here. Full text...

  • Gabon seeking 90 million FCFA for measles control
    29 october 2004 11:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 90 million FCFA is still missing from the budget to finance Gabon's measles vaccination campaign from 19 to 25 November but the country's health minister Paulette Missambo is determined to ensure the success of the operation, an official source told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Benin labels malnutrition public health problem in Africa
    20 september 2004 23:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The minister of health in Benin, Yvette Céline Kandissounon on Monday described malnutrition in sub- Saharan Africa as a public health problem when she addressed the opening of the 9th annual forum of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on nutrition and HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 9th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum Opens in Cotonou
    20 september 2004 17:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 9th annual forum of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nutrition network opened here Monday with Benin's health minister Céline Kandisounon urging participants to strategize on nutritional support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Expert says Africa's food security depends on economic growth
    24 august 2004 11:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- All African countries can attain food and nutrition security provided they make dedicated efforts to marshal the required human, institutional and material resources for the task, says Todd Benson, an international food consumption researcher based in the US capital of Washington, D. Full text...

  • Anti-measles campaign underway in Sudan's Darfur
    05 june 2004 09:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UNICEF has launched an intensive campaign to immunise children against measles and polio in western Sudan's civil war-ravaged Darfur region where fighting has killed at least 10,000 persons and displaced more than one million others. Full text...

  • Women malnourished, children undernourished in Nigeria - Report
    12 may 2004 10:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least one in every 10 women in Nigeria is chronically malnourished, according to a just released survey on food and nutrition status in the country. Full text...

  • Zambian children benefit from school feeding programme
    11 may 2004 09:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its school feeding programme in Zambia to cover 11 new schools, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 24,000 pupils daily, acting WFP country director Jorge Fanlo-Martin said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian women shun anti-tetanus vaccination
    05 may 2004 19:47:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- For fear of getting pregnant, Cameroonian women aged between 15-29 years have shunned the four-day maternal and neonatal vaccination campaign that got under way Wednesday in 22 health districts. Full text...

  • Rights activists link HIV/AIDS in Zambia to poor diet
    05 may 2004 10:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, a Catholic think-tank and campaign vehicle for increased social justice in the country, Wednesday called for a holistic approach to health delivery services so that the issue of HIV/AIDS can be tied to poor nutrition in the nation. Full text...

  • Over 1 million Burundians malnourished, says WFP official
    26 april 2004 14:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Malnutrition is affecting more than a million of Burundi's seven million inhabitants, owing to war, the vagaries of the weather and poverty, an official of the World Food Programme (WFP) local office has revealed here. Full text...

  • Anti-measles campaign underway in southern Mauritania
    22 april 2004 11:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A vaccination campaign against measles began Wednesday in Trarza region, 204 km south of Nouakchott on the Senegal River valley, according to the Mauritanian News Agency (AMI). Full text...

  • Three leaders expected at African food conference
    31 march 2004 18:06:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and his Nigerian counterpart Olesegun Obasanjo were being awaited here Wednesday evening to attend a continental conference on "Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020" opening near Kampala Thursday. Full text...

  • Maternal, child health deteriorating in Africa
    17 february 2004 15:58:00
    Harare- Mozambique (PANA) -- An African expert on reproductive health has painted a grim picture of maternal and child health in the Region and warned that the situation could worsen in the next decade if no immediate remedial actions were taken by Africa's governments and development partners. Full text...

  • Harare to host WHO meeting on maternal health
    14 february 2004 15:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation Africa Regional Office (WHO-AFRO) has scheduled a meeting 18-19 February in Harare, Zimbabwe to develop a roadmap and common strategy for accelerating and monitoring the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to maternal and newborn health. Full text...

  • Mauritanian mothers losing kids to malnutrition
    30 january 2004 13:15:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- World Food Programme (WFP) has disclosed that hundreds of Mauritanian mothers lose their babies due to insufficient food during pregnancy, passing on the malnourish state to the newly born. Full text...

  • Senegal targets 80 percent vaccination coverage
    19 december 2003 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The government of Senegal has indicated it was aiming at a vaccination coverage well beyond the 80 percent target fixed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to improve especially the health of children. Full text...

  • Senegal uses new vaccines in immunisation programme
    17 december 2003 22:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In its current expanded programme on immunisation (EPI), Senegal will introduce Pentavalent, a new vaccine meant to fight hepatitis and Hoemophilis influenza B and reinforce protection for children, Prime Minister Idrissa Seck disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal launches 10-year anti-malnutrition plan
    15 december 2003 18:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal Monday launched a ten-year programme to combat malnutrition in 740,000 children and 510,000 women in its rural and urban areas. Full text...

  • WHO, FAO in joint efforts to promote fruit consumption
    16 november 2003 17:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have announced a unified approach to promote greater consumption of fruit and vegetables, a joint statement from the two UN bodies has said. Full text...

  • Child malnutrition levels to drop by 30% in 2050
    28 october 2003 11:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Numbers of malnourished children could drop dramatically world-wide from the current 31% to 11 percent by 2050, says a report to be released by the Washington D. Full text...

Special File - Mother and Child (UNICEF)

images images [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] images images


xhtml CSS