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GAVI Team Meets with Pakistan's President and Prime Minister
A new model for child survival in Africa
The delegation, led by Jens Stoltenberg, met with President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Monday. The president thanked the delegation for GAVI's support to Pakistan, used by the government to carry out extensive immunization activities, and praised the GAVI effort to ensure that all children have access to life-saving vaccines.
Daily Times |
Jens Stoltenberg on immunization
WHO and UNICEF have launched a landmark campaign in Togo to reach one million children under-five with vaccines to prevent measles and polio, mosquito nets to prevent malaria and deworming tablets. This integrated campaign, which runs until December 19th, aims to reach children throughout the country, many of whom live in rural areas - some completely inaccessible by road.
WHO website |
UNICEF launches State of the World's Children 2005
CHILDHOOD UNDER THREAT
"Poverty doesn’t persist because of nothing; war doesn’t emerge from nowhere; HIV doesn’t spread by choice of its own. These are our choices (...) Although they may seem intractable, poverty, conflict and AIDS can be curtailed, they can be slowed, they can be bent to our will. Once we decide in favor of protecting childhood, we can accomplish nearly anything." - Carol Bellamy