Holy men call for Swachh Kumbh Mela

Spiritual leaders on Thursday highlighted the importance of sanitation, hygiene and clean water at an event at the Kumbh Mela here.

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: Modi

The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday.

Historic accomplishment as India has been the victory power over Polio: PM Modi

“This is a landmark occasion and for the first time this summit is being held outside USA.”

PM inaugurates global summit on maternal and child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Call To Action Summit 2015 on maternal and child deaths in Delhi.

Serbian tennis king Novak Djokovic becomes UNICEF goodwill ambassador
Serbian tennis king Novak Djokovic becomes UNICEF goodwill ambassador

Reigning world tennis champion Novak Djokovic became a goodwill ambassador for the UN Fund for Children on Wednesday, joining a roster of athletes and celebrities to hold the post.

Modi to open global summit on child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate here on August 27 the Call To Action Summit 2015, a global meet for ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

Yemen conflict has killed nearly 400 children, UN says

The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March, and a similar number of children have been recruited by armed groups, according to a new report by the UN children's agency.

'Kanyashree' to be part of school syllabus next year: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the 'Kanyashree Scheme', which was launched in 2013 with an aim to empower girls, would be part of the state's school syllabus next year.

Africa celebrates one year without polio: UN

Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the United Nations celebrating Wednesday a key step towards eradicating the disease.

UNICEF offers support to Pak as child abuse probe continues

The United Nations' agency for children has offered its support to Pakistani authorities as they open an investigation into widespread abuses against children and called on the government to bring to justice those responsible for the "terrible" crime.

70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said today.

Yemen truce stumbles, shelling reported in north, south

A ceasefire struggled to take hold in Yemen on Monday, with multiple breaches reported by residents and pro-government media in Aden and other contested districts in the south, centre and north of the volatile Arabian peninsula country.

UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the UN children`s fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday.

Religious groups crucial in addressing current global health challenges

 Religious groups could play a vital role in tackling global health challenges, claims a new research.

Syrian conflict forces children to provide for families: Unicef

In four years of the civil war in Syria, many children have become the backbone of many families who fled the conflict and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, the Unicef said on Thursday.

Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making

He is only 14 but already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making -- eager to join the pro-Russian militants fighting Ukrainian troops.

World loses 6 mn under-five children every year: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday warned that millions of children worldwide continue to live in poverty, lack access to education while suffering from chronic malnutrition and about six million die before they turn five.

Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN

Warring forces in South Sudan have carried out horrific crimes against children, including castration, rape and tying them together before slitting their throats, the UN has said.

129 children killed in South Sudan fighting in May: UNICEF

At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children's agency.