At $1 billion more per year, vaccines can save 10 million lives over decade – UN

Ten million additional lives could be saved through child and maternal immunization between 2006-2015 at an average annual cost of $1 billion, according to a new study by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF chief to visit India, UK on health and protection mission

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann M. Veneman travels to India and the United Kingdom this week for a trip focusing on issues critical to children’s health and protection, culminating with the launch in London of the agency’s flagship publication, the State of the World’s Children 2006.

African politicians convene for conference on ending female genital cutting

Ways of ending the dangerous practice of female genital cutting that violates the fundamental human rights of 3 million girls in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East were discussed by African parliamentarians as well as religious and traditional leaders at a just-concluded seminar co-organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Dakar, Senegal.