Will the new HIV / AIDS bill bring about a change for the better?

Only half of children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment, reveals UNICEF

Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to limited prevention efforts, is a leading cause for these deaths, with only 54 per cent of children aged 0-14 living with HIV in 2018 – or 790,000 children – receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy. “The world is on the cusp of making great gains in the battle against […]

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Doctors treat a 72-year-old with Endovascular Thrombectomy

#WorldPneumoniaDay: India ranks 2nd when it comes to pneumonia-related deaths among children

  Most deaths around the world occurred among children under the age of two, and almost 153,000 within the first month of life. Sounding the alarm about this forgotten epidemic, six leading health and children’s organisations are today launching an appeal for global action. In January, the group will host world leaders at the Global […]

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Instant-noodles harmful for children’s health, cautions UNICEF

India has a growing economy and the standard of living is improving, yet many working parents do not have the time, money or awareness to steer clear of food hurting. It is a normal scenario, where mothers send children to school with a tiffin containing noodles, biscuits or chips. It might save the parents some […]

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A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN report

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of […]

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#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF study

Almost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Breastfeeding offers both mothers and babies a host of benefits. It reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, while the first breast milk […]

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Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEF

Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEF

Population burden seems to be exploding as we are entering 2018. Globally, over the half of these babies are estimated to be in 9 countries namely: India — 69,070 China — 44,760 Nigeria — 20,210 Pakistan — 14,910 Indonesia — 13,370 The United States — 11,280 The Democratic Republic of Congo — 9,400 Ethiopia — […]

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Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominence

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominence

In an on-going campaign titled, ‘For Every Child’ by UNICEF, the organisation has picked up specific causes and is promoting them. Let’s take the case of the 21-year-old Reema Kumari, the face of menstrual hygiene for the on-going campaign. She is an aspiring singer and instructor on menstrual education. Given that,Kumari has done  a lot […]

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People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

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