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First unmanned aerial vehicle to diagnose HIV in infants tested in Malawi

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF recently ran the initial test for the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, commonly called drones) that may be used to decrease the waiting times to test infants for HIV infections. Read More »

UNICEF applauds polio elimination in Tanzania

UNICEF recently congratulated the United Republic of Tanzania for attaining certification as a polio-free nation. Read More »

WHO declares Congo to be polio free

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared that the Democratic Republic of Congo is a “country free of wild poliovirus." Read More »

New vaccine to protect Somali children from polio

Somalia has introduced a vaccine to protect children and maintain the nation's polio-free status. Read More »

UNICEF, WHO support Ukrainian polio vaccination campaign

In light of a recent polio outbreak in Ukraine, UNICEF and WHO have increased their support for an immediate first round of a nationwide polio vaccination campaign in the country. Read More »

Immunization campaign guarantees childhood vaccinations in Timor-Leste

An immunization campaign in Timor-Leste targets children living in remote areas who have not received their vaccinations by increasing the coverage rate and the capacity of various national health institutions. Read More »

Progress reported in protecting children from HIV, syphilis in Asia-Pacific area

Health officials report that the Asia-Pacific region has shown progress in eliminating HIV and syphilis, but there are still countless people who need to be protected from HIV and syphilis, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday. Read More »

UNICEF takes aim at polio outbreak in Ukraine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have urged parents living in Ukraine to have their children receive the polio vaccine. Read More »

Global data released about immunization coverage

The World Health Organization and UNICEF recently released a joint publication that provides updated data about immunization coverage. According to the data, 123 countries vaccinated children with all three doses of the DTP3 vaccine in 2013. Read More »

Ebola survivors receive support to begin life again

UNICEF recently provided more than 400 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone with kits to re-create their lives, as well as psycho-social support. Read More »

Continuing decline in pneumonia deaths brings hope

Data show a continuing decline in childhood deaths caused by pneumonia, showing that new methods are working. Read More »

UNICEF sends more supplies in Ebola fight

On November 7, UNICEF sent another shipment of supplies to Ebola territories in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Read More »

99 percent decrease in polio rates shows total eradication is near

In the past 26 years, polio has been reduced by 99 percent thanks to polio eradication efforts reaching a global scale. Read More »