Every day is World AIDS Day when you are a mother living with HIV. This week’s Thursday video offers a glance into the life of Harriet Tumushme, who is pregnant with her fifth child and determined not to pass on the virus that she lives with to her newborn.
Elizabeth Kiem, UNICEF USA
From a pool of over 300 contestants, 3 young filmmakers were awarded prizes this week from UNICEF and the One Minutes Juniors foundation.
I just got my copy of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s annual report. And while there are lots of cheering statisctics and financial achievements to highlight in the report, I haven’t gotten through to the end becuase I keep turning back to the cover.
Some 280,000 people, many of them children, are now taking refuge in emergency shelters far from the slopes of Mount Merapi in central Java, which experts fear could erupt once again, unleashing fatal heat, ash and lava.
Tropical storm Tomas has gained hurricane strength, and while Port-au-Prince with its crowded tent camps may escape a direct hit, current forecasts predict that the entire country may be exposed to storm surge, flooding and mudslides.
UNICEF’s first convoy of emergency supplies has reached villagers displaced by the eruption of Mount Merapi, which spewed lava and ash on Saturday.
This woman is getting her tetanus booster in Cameroon, where an intensive immunization campaign in the north-western area is helping raise coverage rates to fight the high cost of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
UNICEF’s emergency operations center is closely watching a tropical storm in the pacific today, as an estimated 3 million people in the path of Typhoon Megi (locally called Juan) brace for flooding and high winds.
Budgetary shortfalls have squeezed the Madagascar government, endangering the measles immunization drive. Learn how you can help make sure Madagascar’s children receive preventative health care.
Tomorrow, October 15, is Global Handwashing Day … and also Blog Action Day. The U.S. Fund is making it really easy to participate in both — all without leaving your desk!