May 28, 2021 08:18 AM IST
The deal is contingent on the vaccine being approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation and on vaccines alliance Gavi signing a purchase agreement to buy vaccines on behalf of the UN-backed initiative known as COVAX.
- May 06, 2021 09:36 AM IST
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has sent additional critical lifesaving supplies to India, including 2 million face shields and 200,000 surgical masks.
- May 01, 2021 08:39 PM IST
The UNICEF is also providing technical support to the government and partners to help 1.23 crore children in 17 states continue learning from home.
- Apr 20, 2021 08:39 PM IST
UNICEF also expects to receive 50 million doses of the shot from the Serum Institute of India in May, compared with almost none this month as the company tries to meet demand in its home country that is battling a huge jump in infections.
- Mar 29, 2021 11:20 AM IST
“Deliveries of SII/AZ vaccine are expected to begin fully again by May, with catch-up deliveries to reach every participant’s full allocation up to May, accelerating thereafter,” a UNICEF spokeswoman told Reuters in an email.
- Mar 26, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Painted on one large canvas on the ballroom floor of the Atlantis hotel in Dubai over seven months of the coronavirus pandemic, the canvas was split into 70 lots for sale. They were all bought together by Andre Abdoune, a French national living in Dubai who has a cryptocurrency business.
- Mar 05, 2021 10:45 PM IST
The world needs between 8 billion and 10 billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccinations alone, experts say. In previous years, only 5% to 10% of the estimated 16 billion syringes used worldwide were meant for vaccination and immunization.
- Mar 03, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Globally, schools for more than 168 million children have been completely closed for almost a full year, UNICEF said.
- Feb 25, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Not only must they brave 70 kph (43 mph) winds and 4-meter (13-foot) waves, but also win the race against the Libyan coast guard, which has been trained and equipped by Europe to keep migrants away from its shores.
- Feb 25, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Addressing a webinar on "Achieving SDGs related to Maternal Mortality Rate and IMR Dream or Reality," organised by the state Department of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, Paul Rutter, Regional Advisor (Health) of UNICEF lauded Kerala for ensuring community engagement, social accountability, and decentralised governance in primary healthcare.
- Feb 24, 2021 12:58 PM IST
"These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which represent part of the first wave of Covid vaccines headed to several low and middle-income countries," said UNICEF, which organised the shipment from Mumbai, in a joint statement with the WHO.
- Feb 04, 2021 01:45 PM IST
India is one of the world's biggest drugmakers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring the coronavirus vaccines.
- Jan 01, 2021 06:14 PM IST
UNICEF estimates that over 3,71,504 babies are likely to be born across the world on January 1, 2021. Of these, 52 percent of the births will take place in just 10 countries, including India, China, and Pakistan.
- Nov 06, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Both the WHO and UNICEF reminded on November 6 that the coronavirus pandemic has not only brought the entire world to its knees, but also disrupted immunization services across the globe
- Oct 19, 2020 05:58 PM IST
UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, said it aims to get 520 million syringes in its warehouses by the end of this year, to guarantee an initial supply in countries ahead of the vaccine.
- Oct 04, 2020 02:14 PM IST
He said programmes under Poshan Abhiyan such as the functioning of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), take-home rations and giving pregnant women and children iron folic tablets to prevent anaemia need to be fully implemented again.
- Aug 14, 2020 07:24 PM IST
As per the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme report, as many as 818 million children around the world lack access to basic handwashing facilities at their schools, which exposed them to the risk of contracting COVID-19 among other contagious diseases.
- Jul 28, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition, which makes children too thin and weak, and puts them at greater risk of dying, poor growth, development and learning.
- Jul 18, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Our society punishes children twice – first as parental abuse when they are little, then by denying them opportunities for rehabilitation when they take to crime.
- Jul 18, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Growing up in a violent home is a traumatic experience that affects every aspect of a child’s life and development, writes psychologist Dr Prerna Kohli.
- Jun 17, 2020 09:50 AM IST
“Pneumonia is the biggest single killer of children, claiming the life of a child every 39 seconds. By being able to provide this quality-assured pneumococcal conjugate vaccine at such an affordable price, we can save millions of children's lives,” Director of UNICEF's supply and procurement headquarters Etleva Kadilli said.
- May 28, 2020 03:18 PM IST
On Menstrual Hygiene Day on Thursday, Haque said millions of women and girls from economically disadvantaged sections of the society are finding it difficult to manage their periods safely, hygienically and with dignity.
- May 14, 2020 01:34 PM IST
The countries that could see the highest death toll among children aged below 5 years are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Congo and Uganda
- May 12, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has infected some 4.1 million people globally and more than 282,000 have died
- May 07, 2020 09:48 AM IST
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that pregnant mothers and babies born during the pandemic across the world were threatened by strained health systems and disruptions in services.