Tag Archives: UNICEF

Otiko campaigns against child marriage in N/R


Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba is on a three-day advocacy tour of the Northern Region against child marriage which is hampering girl child education. She is to address the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, today (Tuesday) to garner enough support from the traditional authorities to minimize the situation. She is also expected to visit the ...

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Upper East makes strides under UNICEF mother-child health project


The Upper East Region has made remarkable improvement in the implementation of the Mother-Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative (MBFHFI) in the Upper East, according to UNICEF’s programme coordinator  Dr. Priscilla Wobil. The Mother-Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative (MBHFI) is the ninth of 14 strategies being implemented by the Ghana Health Service under its National Newborn strategy and action plan, with ...

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UNICEF, USAID donate to support inclusive education


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated some devices and basic screening materials to support inclusive education in Ghana. The $100,000 equipment was donated to enhance the various regional Assessment Centers across the country to help them function effectively. The items include hearing aids, clutches, complete spectacles, wheelchairs, Snellen charts, walking ...

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GES, UNICEF to monitor teacher performance with technology

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UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), has introduced a Mobile School Report Card (MSRC) scheme aimed at improving data collection and performance of teachers in more than 700 basic schools. The home-grown technology, developed with the backing of USAID, is to help education officials monitor the work of teachers which previously was done manually and did not ...

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SA search team unable to find missing Ghanaian UNICEF Director

Charlotte Nikoi, who went missing while hiking on Table Mountain.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for rescuers in South Africa to find the Ghanaian UNICEF Director who went missing in that country. Charlotte Nana Yaa Nikoi according to local media was last seen on March 21 as she walked on the Table Mountain on Human Rights Day. News24 in South Africa reported that on Wednesday, an extensive ground and aerial ...

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UNICEF worried over absenteeism in basic schools

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The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has expressed concern with the high rate of absenteeism in basic schools in the country. According to the key national development partner, if the practice was not immediately brought under control, most basic schools would score zero percent in Basic Education Certificate Examination in three years time. Mr. Charles Dzradosi, a Social Policy ...

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145 South Sudan child soldiers ‘released’ – UNICEF


Some 145 child soldiers fighting for two rebel groups in South Sudan have been released, UNICEF has announced. The children were recruited by the Cobra Faction and the SPLA in Opposition, two armed groups which have been fighting the government. They were freed in the eastern region of Pibor and “disarmed and provided with civilian clothes,” UNICEF said in a ...

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UN calls for partnership to build data on girl-child


The United Nations (UN) has urged Governments and development partners to work with UNICEF’s “Global Girl Data Movement” to address gender gaps in data collection, analysis, dissemination and use, to ensure that no girl is left behind in socio-economic and environmental development. It said adequate and quality data would provide the basis for holding all stakeholders – including governments, communities ...

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Nearly 385 million children live in extreme poverty – UNICEF

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The report dubbed: “Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children revealed that in 2013, 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived ...

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UNICEF organises workshop on hand washing in Ghana


The United Nations Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF) with support from the Ghana Education Service, has organised a workshop on “tippy tap” campaign in Ho in the Volta Region to promote regular hand washing for the general well-being of citizens. The “tippy tap” is a simple economical hand washing station that can be made from commonly available materials such as Y-shaped sticks, ...

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