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Urgent Action Needed to Holistically Address Child Malnutrition in West and Central Africa

The sharp increase of the number of malnourished children in the recent years requires to act urgently not only to save lives, but also to prevent children from becoming malnourished

An estimated 6.3 million children aged 6-59 months will suffer from wasting in six Sahel countries[1] in 2022, putting the lives of at least 900,000 children at risk, warns the West and Central Africa Nutrition working group. The group is calling on donors and partners to urgently increase their support…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNICEF Launches First Ever U-Report Challenge to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake in Africa

‘Be the hero your community needs!’ say Nigeria and South Africa Celebrities, also U-Report supporters, Kate Henshaw and Maps Maponyane

A week after COVAX delivered its billionth dose in Rwanda, UNICEF launches the first ever U-Report Challenge calling on all 13.3 million U-Reporters in Africa to help get vaccines to the unvaccinated. Through improving access and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, the #GiveitaShot challenge aims to activate young people in motivating…