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Unicef and friends say Radio will help Make Bihar ‘cleaner’

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Unicef and friends say Radio will help Make Bihar ‘cleaner’

Patna, 4 April, 2018 :Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan (LSBA), Department of Rural Development, GoB, with support from UNICEF organized a Workshop with Radio Jockeys/ content creators on the theme of `Chalo Champaran — Satyagrah to Swacchhagrah’ in Patna. This interactive workshop brought together creative radio professionals from private FM, community radio stations and government broadcasters, […]

Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

Worst Year for Syria’s Children : Unicef

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Worst Year for Syria’s Children : Unicef

Beirut, Mar 13 : At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country’s rising generation, the United Nations’ child relief agency said. There was no letup to attacks on schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks and homes last year as the Syrian government, its opponents and the […]

GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

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GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

Bihar fares poorly in terms of Water, sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) indicators. Only 0.79 per cent of the state’s villages are open-defecation free (ODF), under the Union Government’s flagship campaign Swachh Bharat Mission. while Bihar’s coverage under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme is much better at 46.64 per cent, but it is much lower […]

Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

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Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

Patna: This week, Patna  is seeing a lot of action as part of the historic 350th ‘Prakashotsav’ of the Sikh Guru,  Guru Gobind Singh. UNICEF has roped in faith leaders to promote eater and sanitation issue. “A unique confluence of renowned faith leaders from major religions in India are taking a pledge to work towards […]

6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

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6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

LAHORE: Pakistan has the highest rate of newborn mortality in South Asia, revealed a latest report issued by UNICEF in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pakistan was home to 244,746 of the one million babies who died within 28 days of birth in South Asia in 2015. The South Asia Health Atlas 2016 report compiled by UNICEF reveals […]

It’s International Girl Child Day, what’s the count?

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It’s International Girl Child Day, what’s the count?

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls The world’s 1.1 billion girls  are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a distant dream. Every day we see the  predominance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by […]

Day for Missing Children

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Day for Missing Children

Hey friends! Wednesday was for Missing Children.  This day is observed  all over the world on the 25th of May. The main motive of the day is to focus on children who have gone missing. On this day different countries do many things to find children who have disappeared. All people help on this day to find the cute little […]

‘Data can make positive difference in children’s life’

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‘Data can make positive difference in children’s life’

The complexities of survey and census data on children were simplified in a special media workshop organised by UNICEF Bihar on Wednesday (Sept 30) in Hotel Patliputra Ashok. The workshop, titled Use of Data on Children for Children, provided an opportunity to media persons to strengthen their understanding on the different human and child development […]

Children’s issues are political issues, it’s in the data

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Children’s issues are political issues, it’s in the data

Practically every second person in Bihar is a child. It’s amazing that no political party in Bihar seriously addresses the concerns of 48 percent of the population. Why is it that children’s issues are never central to the civic and political discourse in Bihar? That was a question that popped into my mind during a […]