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Maharashtra govt, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:05

Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long awareness campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.

Crib death toll in Malda hospital mounts to 21

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 20:55

With six more infants dying in the Malda Medical College and Hospital here, the number of crib deaths went up to 21 in past five days, officials said today.

1,500 cholera cases reported in South Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:06

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

India officially declared `polio free` by WHO

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:42

It`s a proud moment for India! India is officially declared ‘Polio Free’ by the World Health Organisation. India is one of the 11 countries in the South East Asian region which have been certified as being free of the wild polio virus.

Polio immunization programme needs to be more robust: UNICEF

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 22:02

As India celebrates eradication of polio, UNICEF today said it needs to make it complete immunisation system for children much more robust and accessible and tackle the status of women if it wants to really address the issue of mortality among children.

Prominent Indians join hands to help reduce child mortality

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 21:43

Prominent Indians from politics, sports, public health and media today came together to support the goal of increasing access to immunisation and reducing child mortality in the country.

Low awareness on breastfeeding not restricted to poor: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 23:30

Lack of awareness about breastfeeding is not limited to the poor and vulnerable sections of society, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahuwalia said today.

AIDS-related illnesses killed 2.1 lakh children in 2012: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 19:00

At least 2,10,000 children died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2012, according to a report by the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF).

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