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Lifesaving Innovations

UNICEF is always looking for new ways to save and improve children’s lives.
Some of the pioneering technologies and products used by UNICEF to combat malnutrition and disease were showcased at last week’s Innovation Fair in Geneva. Organized by the High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council, the fair was an opportunity for UNICEF, its partners and other organizations to display “innovative projects and practices” that improve global public health.

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Tetanus: A silent killer

Mufflers can generally be found in cars. They stifle the loud, high-pitched sound of a car’s engine so that you hear a more smooth-sounding vroom! vroom!

But (as I’ve discovered) mufflers are not limited to the metal bellies of cars. They also exist in our everyday conversation with the rest of world. Sometimes (and usually because of the distance between us) the messages we hear

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On Mother’s Day honor her by helping others


Honor her by helping others

It’s not too late to get the women in your life a great Mother’s Day gift. Thank her by helping mothers and their families survive and grow by sending a UNICEF Inspired Gift eCard. Inspired Gifts gives you the opportunity to purchase actual life-saving items that will be shipped directly to one of over 150 countries where UNICEF serves.

Here are some gift ideas:

  • For the countless meals cooked, thank her by providing the gift of nutrition to a child in need.

  • For the doctor’s visits for shots, thank her by providing 86 children with a polio vaccine.

  • For the help with homework assignments, thank her with the gift of notebooks and pencils.

  • For the baths after a day of playing in the mud, thank her with the gift of clean water.

The gift may seem simple, but the gesture is immense. Honoring her by providing others with Inspired Gifts means no children falling prey to malnutrition, no young lives lost for lack of immunizations and no child denied the chance to learn and play. It means you believe that no child should fall victim to a preventable cause.

Make her proud, and purchase UNICEF Inspired Gifts today!

* Be sure to choose our ecard option to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day.

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Yes, We Can Get to Zero

I’ve always known that maternal and neonatal tetanus is a deadly but preventable disease. I have never met anyone who has contracted it. Nor had I even heard of a case, that is, until meeting Caryl. Honestly, I didn’t even think tetanus existed anymore. I thought it was akin to an urban legend.

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Moms unite to fight tetanus

Heather Maddan, editor of lilsugar.com, attended a briefing organized by Pampers, UNICEF’s partner in the “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign, at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in July 2008. While at the briefing, Heather was given the opportunity to meet with Pampers executives and U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO, Caryl Stern, to discover what the “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign was all about.

Believe in Zero

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I’m a Believer

Christine Koh, founder and editor of the BostonMamas.com blog, attended a briefing organized by Pampers, UNICEF’s partner in the “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign. This post is the first in a series by bloggers who participated in that briefing.

I’ll admit it. Six months ago, Pampers and UNICEF were well-known yet impersonal entities to me. I bought the diapers and tossed money into the collection boxes, but that was where the relationship ended.

That remote rapport changed, however, thanks to my attendance at Pampers’ first mom blogger meeting in Cincinnati – where I first learned about the “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign – and at the recent New York media event, where the North American campaign re-launch was announced.


Salma Hayek

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