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Infographic: $1.80 Can Save a Child from Tetanus

— Tetanus is an excruciating disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes. Yet it’s easy — and cheap — to prevent. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized more than 118 million women in 50 countries against, and have eliminated the disease in 34 countries. What will you do with $1.80?

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As Polio Spreads to Iraq , UNICEF & WHO Aim to Immunize 20 Million Children

10-day-old Mohammed receives his immunization against polio at a UNICEF-supported health center in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees in Iraq.

— Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt early this month, aiming to reach more than 20 million children. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern Baghdad. “The recent detection […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes and UNICEF Blogs Infographic: Vaccines Work We mark World Immunization Week with these eight simple graphics. “All I have now is my daughter.” After his sons are forced into the fighting, a South Sudanese […]

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Interactive: India’s Journey to Polio Eradication

Timeline preview - India Polio

— To mark World Immunization Week, we’d like to recognize one of history’s great public health achievements: the eradication of polio in India. Just five years ago, India accounted for half of polio cases worldwide, but in March 2014, the World Health Organization officially certified India as polio-free. This interactive timeline explains how India won the battle […]

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Infographic: Vaccines Work

— This World Immunization Week, UNICEF is highlighting one of the most cost-effective public health investments — vaccines. Vaccines have helped to cut child deaths in half over the last two decades. Yet today, 1.5 million children under five still die every year from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. Learn more in this […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Letter from Jordan UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits Syrian refugees in Jordan. Inside South Sudan: A daughter’s story UNICEF’s James Elder reports on one family’s tragedy. “We heard the shooting, and my […]

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