Girl Summit 2014

 If you are not in London attending the Girl Summit this week, it doesn’t mean you can’t participate in the global movement, which the Summit envisages rallying to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mutilation (FGM) for all girls within a generation. Pledge support for this through Twitter and Facebook. The conference, which […]

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report 2013

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching, the global development organizations are synchronizing their efforts to report their achievements in development. In the context of MDG 4 which pertains to maternal, newborn child healthcare, the global partners, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank Group, and UN-DESA Population Division jointly released the Levels and […]

Undernutrition: An unfinished agenda

“Nutrition is crucial to both individual and national development. The evidence in the Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition furthers the evidence base that good nutrition is a fundamental driver of a wide range of developmental goals. “The post 2015 sustainable development agenda must put addressing all forms of malnutrition at the top of […]

Situation of children in Pakistan is dire, claims UNICEF Report

Last week the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) published their report; Humanitarian Action for Children 2013, which identifies the challenges children and women face in humanitarian situations around the world. It highlights the support required to help families and communities to survive and thrive, and presents the results that UNICEF, together with their partners, have […]