Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.
To promote breastfeeding and its many benefits for the mother and child, the WHO celebrates the week between 1 and 7 August every year as the World Breastfeeding Week.
The campaign by BTS was voted the winner due to its wide range of work, including promoting children's rights, fundraising and raising awareness
Global efforts to slow down the coronavirus are inadvertently accelerating the spread of other diseases
As poor countries around the world struggle to beat back the coronavirus, they are unintentionally contributing to fresh explosions of illness and death from other diseases — ones that are readily prevented by vaccines
World Day Against Child Labour 2020: UN, ILO dedicate this year to mitigate impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour
The ILO and UNICEF have stated that the COVID-19 crisis is risking millions of children being pushed into child labour, which could lead to the first rise in rate after two decades of progress.
India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged $15-million as India's contribution to the vaccines alliance GAVI at the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK
On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Manushi Chhillar teams up with UNICEF to spread awareness about menstruation
Manushi Chillar also runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene called 'Project Shakti' that works across several states in the country.
Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown
Titled Listen To Her, the 7-minute video showcases how the lockdown called in several countries has made life for women in toxic relationships harder.
Assam's boat clinics are the primary means of healthcare for inhabitants of the 2500 river islands. They have pitched in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak by carrying out door-to-door community surveillance.
168 of 326 non-coronavirus deaths till 9 May were suicides, finds report: COVID-19 lockdown may cost us dearer than economy, warn psychiatrists
Suicide is reportedly the second leading cause of non-coronavirus deaths in India during the lockdown, according to the data compiled by a journalist
Coronavirus lockdown: Despondency in adults can quickly spread to their children in times like these, warns child psychiatrist
The mix of information and misinformation, and exaggerated fears of the situation, result in symptoms of anxiety of various kinds depending on the age of the child, warns child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Calicut University teams up with UNESCO to launch guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities
UNESCO has joined hands with the University of Calicut in Kerala to launch a set a guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.
Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls donates World Cup final shirt to help raise funds
Nicholls will donate the half-sleeve shirt, signed by his teammates, to the local chapter of United Nations’ children’s fund UNICEF
Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19
Had it not been for the proactiveness of the community radio stations across India, the crisis would have exploded even more for the Centre and the state governments, particularly in rural India.
World Malaria Day 2020: WHO tells nations not to compromise on efforts to battle disease during COVID-19 pandemic; says 67% deaths among kids under 5
WHO says that every year the world witnesses more than 200 million new cases of malaria
UNICEF and Microsoft launch global platform 'The Learning Passport' to address education crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic
According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students have been impacted by closures of schools and colleges due to coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research
A study has found that two categories of misinformation have been rising consistently due to a visible increase in stories around the coronavirus outbreak and Muslims, and police brutality.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula E turns to esports during sporting shutdown, launches 'Race at Home Challenge'
Formula E launched an esports ‘Race at Home Challenge’ series on Wednesday involving regular race drivers and gamers in the absence of any real track action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Formula E motor racing series has announced that it is partnering with UNICEF to keep children safe, healthy and learning in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alkali producers body increases outreach activity for chlorine disinfection; conducts training sessions
AMAI members are making adequate availability of chlorine at all locations to meet the enhanced demand for drinking water disinfection and the Alkali industry is fully committed to supporting the government's effort.