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[In the Field] WASH Program: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene

— Kristen Mangelinkx from UNICEF’s Boston office is blogging on her trip to Madagascar. This is her fifth post. We flew back to Antananarivo in the pouring rain yesterday afternoon after a quick tour of the vanilla factory there. Vanilla is a major export for Madagascar and we saw how the vanilla is purchased from the […]

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[In the Field] Mothers, babies and excited students

— Kristen Mangelinkx from UNICEF’s Boston office is blogging on her trip to Madagascar. This is her fourth post. We were up early again this morning and drove to Antalaha to visit more health centers. We have met so many mothers and their beautiful babies! We also visited a school today–a primary school just steps away […]

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[In the Field] Mother Child Health Week kicks off in Madagascar

— Kristen Mangelinkx from UNICEF’s Boston office is blogging on her trip to Madagascar. This is her third post. The launch of Mother Child Health Week in Sambava was quite the event! Hundreds of people from this small community came to the health center to be a part of the celebration. Mothers came with their babies […]

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[In the Field] Health services for mothers and children in Madagascar

— Kristen Mangelinkx from UNICEF’s Boston office is blogging on her trip to Madagascar. This is her post from Sunday, April 22. We flew north to Sambava this morning. Located in the Sava region, known as the vanilla capitol of the country (a main export of Madagascar), Sambava is a beach town on the Indian Ocean […]

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[In the Field] Kristen’s first communication from Madagascar

— Kristen Mangelinkx from UNICEF’s Boston office is blogging on her trip to Madagascar. But internet connections are not always available in the field — we’ve just received her post from Saturday, April 21. More to follow. We arrived in Madagascar’s bustling capitol city of Antananarivo (or Tana as it is often referred to) yesterday afternoon. […]

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[On TV] Mia Farrow takes her message on Darfur to The View

— UNICEF Ambassador Mia Farrow will sit down with the ladies of ABC’s The View tomorrow morning at 11:00 am EST. She’ll be discussing the humanitarian situation Darfur and how the crisis there has spilled over to Sudan’s neighbors, Chad and Central African Republic. As is always on The View, the discussion is sure to be […]

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