This book is about how the organization, UNICEF is used to save children's lives.

 

UNICEF and How it Works

 

 

The promise of equity UNICEF

 

 

works to give a fair chance in life

 

 

 

to everychild, everywhere

 

 

 

especially the most 

 

 

disadvantaged.

 

 

 

UNICEF and partners

 

are working to

 

implement the agenda so

 

that it delivers for all

 

children globally.

Agenda 2030

 

In 2012, 6.6 million children died

 

before reaching their fifth

 

birthday. It is a sharp decrease

 

from 1990, when more than 12

 

million children died under age

 

five - but it is not good enough.

 

 

With less than 2 years left to

 

reach the 2015 Millennium

 

Development Goal (MDG)

 

deadline onreducing child

 

mortality, this progress must be

 

dramatically accelerated. 

 

The interventions needed to save these children

 

are,for the most part, known. Existing high-

 

impact, low-cost interventions such as vaccines,

 

antibiotics, micronutrient supplementation,

 

insecticide-treated bednets, improved

 

breastfeeding practices and safe hygiene practices

 

have already saved millions of lives.

 

 

And in recent years, the global community has

 

learned a great deal about how to best provide

 

mothers and children with quality health care.

 

This knowledge presents an unprecedented

 

opportunity to save many more children.

 

Sources

http://www.unicef.org/childsurvival/