Posts Tagged UNICEF

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth most beneficial to newborns

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

In line with World Breastfeeding Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding within one hour after birth. “Early initiation of breastfeeding, within 1 hour of...

UNICEF turns over ‘school-in-a-bag’ packages to schools in Region 8

Maris Federez   •   May 27, 2019

UNICEF on Saturday (May 25) has given out 50 portable and digital classroom packages for select schools in Samar and Northern Samar to help improve student learning in multi-grade classes....

Online child abuse leading cybercrime in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has noted that online child abuse is the top cybercrime in the Philippines. According to UNICEF Country Representative Julia Rees, the...

UNICEF opposes proposal to lower age of criminal liability in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   October 10, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is not convinced by the proposal to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old in the Philippines, as...

Yemen war a ‘living hell’ for children – UNICEF

admin   •   September 14, 2018

    In the malnutrition ward of a hospital in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, doctors weigh toddlers with protruding rib cages and skeletal limbs. Twenty children, most under the age...

North Korea launches health survey system with UNICEF

admin   •   June 22, 2018

North Korea launched a health survey system with UNICEF on Wednesday (June 20) in Pyongyang, state media reported. Video provided by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, which Reuters cannot...

UNICEF appeals for $17 M to rebuild Iraq health facilities

UNTV News   •   February 9, 2018

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday for $17-million to help rebuild Iraq’s health facilities. The UN agency said up to 750,000 children are still lacking access to...

UNICEF: Babies’ brains damaged by pollution

admin   •   December 8, 2017

Seventeen million babies under the age of one are breathing toxic air, putting their brain development at risk, the UN children’s agency has warned. Babies in South Asia were worst...

WHO to help bring cheap biosimilar cancer drugs to poor

UNTV News   •   May 5, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to launch a pilot project this year to assess cheap copies of expensive biotech cancer drugs in a bid to make such medicines more...

UNICEF urges House to reject bill lowering age of criminal liability

admin   •   January 14, 2017

The Child Rights Network, an umbrella organization of child rights groups, strongly opposes the House Bill No. 2 or the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility Act. The bill seeks to...

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