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Why Polio Campaigns Must Reach Every Last Child in Kenya

Nairobi (Kenya) – For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.

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African music legend, Angélique Kidjo, presents her new book

African music legend and UNICEF ambassador, Angélique Kidjo is in London to discuss her new book: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music. The book details the life and career journeys of the Benin-born musician.

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President Sirleaf: The long-term cure for Ebola is an investment in health systems

As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the victims we need to ask how it happened in the first place and, more pressingly, how we can prevent it from happening again, writes Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Opinion: The fight against the long-term effects of child hunger reaches fever pitch

Sep28

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‘Children just need to be allowed to grow to their full potential and good things will follow’, write Noel Marie Zagre, UNICEF’s Regional Nutrition Adviser for Eastern & Southern Africa, and Gary Quince, Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union.

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When two tragic stories find a happy ending

Sep14
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Cape Town – A family’s adoption story is made into a music video campaign to help children.

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Nigeria wakes up to its AIDS threat

Nigeria acts to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to babies, as it accounts for one third of new infections amongst children in sub-Saharan Africa’s twenty worst-hit countries.

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