Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF

© UNICEF/UNI177485/Heger Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released … Read More

About 8.4 million deaths occur each year from poor quality of care in low- and middle-income countries

Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achievable … Read More

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO

UNICEF/Mark Naftalin Simplice Elonga, a UNICEF-supported social mobilizer, addresses a group of children in central Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on lifesaving information about how to avoid contracting the … Read More

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN Report

A health worker vaccinates a child against polio in Ghatno, central Syria, Homs. Photo: UNICEF/UN018102/Al-Khatib A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 … Read More

Congratulations As Tonga ( A Pacific island state) eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

WHO/E. Padmasiri The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has … Read More

UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning as father’s day approach

A physiotherapist from Lira, Uganda, plays with his 22-month-old son outside their residence at a hospital compound in Napak, Karamoja, eastern Uganda. Photo: UNICEF/Ose A majority of children aged between … Read More

More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year – UNICEF

© UNICEF/UN019996/Gilbertson VII Photo A boy who is an unaccompanied minor looks across the beach in Trabia, Italy, on May 14, 2016. As reported by UNICEF According to UNICEF estimates, … Read More