This book is about how the organization, UNICEF is used to save children's lives.
The promise of equity UNICEF
works to give a fair chance in life
to everychild, everywhere
especially the most
UNICEF and partners
are working to
implement the agenda so
that it delivers for all
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
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.