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Unicef child-death campaign in Africa 'failed'

None | 12 Jan 2010 | BBC News

A UN programme to combat child deaths from disease in West Africa has failed, a Johns Hopkins University study says. Unicef spent $27m (£17m) rolling out vaccinations, vitamin A pills and bed nets to protect against malaria from 2001 to 2005 in areas of 11 countries. The researchers studied parts of Ghana, Mali and Benin and said children often survived better outside the UN scheme.

The fight against malaria

Nigel Fisher | 30 Nov 2006 | Globe and Mail

Unicef strongly believes that cost should not be a barrier to making insecticide-treated bed nets available to those most vulnerable to malaria.

Delegation witnesses malaria control efforts in Malawi and Ethiopia

Victor Chinyama | 03 Nov 2006 | UN Children's Fund

Two members of the British Parliament recently visited Malawi and Ethiopia to witness the countries' malaria control efforts.