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Every day, UNICEF workers brave war zones, treacherous terrain, disasters and disease to make the world safe for kids. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organizationUNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization

Kids need UNICEF now more than ever:

  • Despite major gains in child survival in recent decades, deep inequities persist within countries and across regions, leading to wide disparities; in Sub-Saharan Africa, a child is 15 times more likely to die before reaching their first birthday than a child born in a high-income country
  • Pandemic-related disruptions in essential health services are leaving women and children vulnerable 
  • Millions of children go without routine vaccinations — opening the door to preventable outbreaks
  • Emergencies and disease outbreaks take a heavy toll on children; UNICEF responds to hundreds of health emergencies every year 
  • Each day, 880 children become infected with HIV, and 310 die of AIDS-related causes; almost 1 million children and adolescents who have HIV who are not getting treatment
  • Two in five schools around the world lack means for students to wash their hands with soap and water — a fundamental way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
  • Despite the availability of a simple and effective treatment, diarrhea claims around 480,000 children under age 5 every year

"To be a midwife, doctor or trainer, means to reduce the number of deaths and benefit society, especially since the Yemeni society has a high illiteracy rate.” Meet Amani Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shami, one of the dedicated health care workers committed to bringing down Yemen’s tragically high infant mortality rate. A trainer at a UNICEF-supported program in Dhamar, Yemen, Amani Ahmed teaches nurses, doctors' assistants and other health care workers how to prepare mothers for safe childbirth and those critical first days of their baby's life.

“To be a midwife, doctor or trainer, means to reduce the number of deaths and benefit society, especially since the Yemeni society has a high illiteracy rate.” Meet Amani Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shami, one of the dedicated health care workers committed to bringing down Yemen’s tragically high infant mortality rate.

 

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  • UNICEF is a leader: UNICEF is leveraging its expertise as the world’s largest vaccine buyer— and vaccinator of 45 percent of the world's children — to support COVID-19 vaccinations in low- and lower-middle-income countries
  • UNICEF scales low-cost solutions that work: UNICEF distributes tens of millions of bed nets every year to save children from deadly mosquito-borne diseases
  • UNICEF is an innovator: The U-Report digital communications platform answers users’ questions and tackles misinformation via SMS and messaging services like WhatsApp in 68 countries
  • UNICEF tackles tough problems: Too many pneumonia cases go untreated or are misdiagnosed because families can’t get adequate, affordable care; UNICEF makes sure that millions of children with suspected pneumonia receive appropriate antibiotics
  • UNICEF works to stop outbreaks before they happen: vaccinating displaced and refugee children against measles is a top priority of UNICEF's response in an emergency
  • UNICEF believes no child should die from something we can prevent: UNICEF provides simple and effective treatments for diarrhea — oral rehydration salts and zinc — to children in their homes and communities
  • UNICEF is a mother’s best friend: tens of millions of babies are delivered in UNICEF-supported health-care facilities every year
  • Millions of insecticide-treated bed nets are distributed annually by UNICEF to protect children from deadly mosquito-borne diseases
  • The U-Report bot answers users' health questions and tackles misinformation via SMS and other messaging services in 68 countries
  • UNICEF reaches millions of children with suspected pneumonia with antibiotics every year
  • Millions of children in humanitarian emergencies are vaccinated against measles as part of UNICEF's response

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