Afghanistan polio: UN plans nationwide vaccine campaign

The UN has announced a nationwide polio immunisation campaign in Afghanistan for the first time in many years. Children's agency Unicef said they had the full support of the Taliban for the project due to begin in early November. The Taliban will also allow female staff on the campaign and...
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Halloween customs from around the world

Halloween will soon be upon us and for the next two weeks, a huge collection of horror movies will be offered on all the streaming channels and costumes will be flying off store shelves or clogging up FedEx/UPS deliveries to make it to kids for dress up before the 31st.
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Afghanistan polio vaccine campaign starts next month: UN

Afghanistan will kick off its first countrywide polio immunisation campaign in years next month to protect millions of unvaccinated children, the UN said Monday. The United Nations’ health and children’s agencies said the campaign to vaccinate against the crippling and potentially fatal disease would begin on November 8, with full support from the Taliban leadership.

Tauruba Declared ODF

Chief Executive Officer of Anis Foundation, Sil Poi expressed gratitude to the donors and all stakeholders who contributed to the delivery of the ODF program in the district. When commemorating the World Handwashing Day, it was also relevant to launch the Open Defecation Free at Tauruba Primary School. Anis Foundation...

Add Meaning to Halloween and Support a Good Cause

As the world faces multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, families may have to adjust traditional trick-or-treating plans again this year. However, there are still ways to help make a difference and celebrate Halloween virtually. One way to add more meaning to Halloween is to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the United...

UNICEF concerned over 'grave child rights violations' in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 18 (ANI): United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over a rise in what it termed "grave child rights violations" in Afghanistan and said children must not pay for this conflict with their childhood. In a tweet, UNICEF Afghanistan highlighted the killed of two 17-year boys...

Afghanistan: WHO, UNICEF announce dialogue with Taliban

The World Well being Group (WHO) and United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF) are holding fruitful talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities. The UN businesses made the announcement in a joint assertion on Monday. It disclosed that the Taliban agreed to permit the resumption of the door-to-door vaccination of youngsters in opposition...

Importance of handwashing

SINCE 2008, Global Handwashing Day has been celebrated annually on October 15 to promote handwashing with soap and water as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent disease and save lives. When handwashing with soap is practiced at key moments, such as after using the toilet or before eating,...

'Why can't we study?' - Afghan girls still barred from school

INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Afghan teenager Amena saw dozens of classmates killed when her girls' school was targeted by an Islamic State bomb attack in May, but she was determined to continue her education. Now, like most secondary school girls in the country, she is banned from lessons altogether after the...

Afghanistan polio campaign: health workers to go house-to-house

A house-to-house polio vaccination drive will begin in Afghanistan next month after the Taliban government agreed to support the campaign, the World Health Organisation and Unicef said on Monday. Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan are the last countries in the world with endemic polio, an incurable and highly infectious disease transmitted...

Supporting Education for Girls in Conflict Areas

LOS ANGELES, California — On September 1, 2008, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist for girls’ education, famously gave her first speech at age 11. Titled “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to Education?,” Yousafzai demanded access to education in response to nationwide edicts in Pakistan to restrict education for girls. After writing blog posts for the BBC online while living under Taliban rule and surviving an attempted assassination, Yousafzai states that she tells her story, not because of its uniqueness, but because it is the experience of many girls throughout the world. “I am not one voice. I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education,” stated Yousafzai when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The echo of Yousafzai’s call to provide education for girls in conflict areas resounds today. Girls living in conflict areas “are more than twice as likely to be out of school than girls living in non-affected countries,” according to UNICEF.