Although the number of polio cases has dropped to 1,500 cases a year from 350,000 in 1988, polio still poses a threat to the health of many, especially those living in India. UNICEF USA works to educate families on protecting themselves from the polio virus. UNICEF has also provided 1 billion doses of vaccines a year to clinics and hospitals in India; but polio cannot be eliminated until every person has been vaccinated. In the video, hear the stories of how UNICEF aid has changes the lives of people affected by polio.
By utilizing the Youth Report and the Educator Guides students will learn:
1) The challenges which prevent children from surviving to the age of five
2) What UNICEF and its partners are doing to address the challenges facing children around the world
3) How individuals can contribute to improving child survival
More than 34 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and more than 3 million of those are children. Most cases of infection are in sub-Saharan Africa. In this video, see the story of two boys who receive help from UNICEF-assisted hospitals and received the antiretroviral therapy they needed to survive. UNICEF provides antiretroviral treatment as well as supplies and equipment to help treat HIV/AIDS, but needs funding to continue providing relief.
Over 200 Million people contract malaria every year, and of those more than 600,000 cases end in death. In Ghana alone, more than 200,000 children die. Malaria is a treatable and preventable disease. UNICEF USA has provided more than 2 million treated bed nets to families with young children to help reduce the infection rate. In this video, hear the stories of two young mothers each of whom lost a child to malaria and are now hopeful for the future thanks to UNICEF and the bed nets they provide.
Guatemala has the fourth highest malnutrition rate in the world and 50% of Guatemalan children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished. In this video, UNICEF helps a struggling mother give her children the nutrition and supplements they need. UNICEF USA is determined to help the children and mothers facing malnutrition, but they need more resources. Please visit UNICEF USA athttp://www.unicefusa.org/ and donate today.
This K-2 Activity Sheet helps students explore the issue of malnutrition, and how UNICEF is addressing this issue around the world with life-saving supplies.
This document, utilized in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF unit for grades 3-5, explores the story of Mord, an infant who suffered from Malnutrion, prior to a UNICEF-lead intervention.
Thirty years ago, former UNICEF Executive Director James P. Grant launched what would become known as the “Child Survival and Development Revolution.” The bold and unprecedented effort, involving a diverse coalition of supporters and partners
from all over the world, saved 25 million young lives and spared millions more the misery of severe disability. Elevating the cause of children’s well-being to historic heights, the ambitious campaign also forever changed the face of global health and demonstrated the amazing potential of international development.
Polio remains endemic in only three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Watch a story about a man in Nigeria who provide work opportunities to young men affected by polio and how he is helping spread the word about polio immunization.
Polio, a disease that once ravaged much of the world, now remains endemic in only four countries. A UNICEF partnership with Rotary International has put the world on the brink of eliminating this disease. Learn about some of the important steps we need to undertake to finally eradicate polio.
Watch a video about efforts to vaccinate children against polio in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Polio was thought to be eradicated there, but a recent outbreak has required new vaccination efforts from UNICEF and its partners.