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Taliban supports the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan

House-to-house polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November KABUL/AMMAN/KATHMANDU, 18 October 2021 – WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan. The vaccination campaign in Afghanistan The vaccination campaign, which begins on November 8, will be the …

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Bangladesh extends COVID-19 vaccination to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar camps

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Bangladesh launched COVID-19 vaccination for Rohingya refugees, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh 16th August 2021: Demonstrating equity and inclusiveness, which are critical to curtailing the ongoing pandemic, Bangladesh has launched COVID-19 vaccination for Rohingya refugees, housed in one of the world’s largest and most densely populated camps in Cox’s Bazar. Sixty-four-year-old Mohammad …

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Children and young people must be at the heart of food systems transformation

World Health Organization

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems NEW YORK/GENEVA|27 July 2021: The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems is an opportunity to set the agenda for how we will boldly and collectively strengthen food …

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Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples – warn WHO, UNICEF

World Health Organization

Latest estimates reveal that 3 in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with soap and water at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Geneva/New York 1 July 2021. Billions of people around the world will be unable to access safely managed household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in …

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At Local Production Forum, WHO and partners highlight key steps to improve access to health technologies

World Health Organization

The first WHO World Local Production Forum organized New Delhi, 26 June 2021 : The first WHO World Local Production Forum ended yesterday after five days of discussions centered on promoting quality and sustainable local production to improve access to medicines and other health technologies. Delegates from over 100 countries …

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Countries failing to prevent violence against children, agencies warn

Countries failing to prevent violence against children, agencies warn

Global status report on preventing violence against children calls for more government action and warns of ‘dramatic impact’ of COVID-19 Geneva 18th June 2020. Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death, because …

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At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn Gavi, WHO and UNICEF

World Health Organization

Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 22 May 2020 – COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of …

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