UNICEF providing 20,000 mosquito nets to protect flood-affected families

Global News 00:34

BANGKOK/ HONG KONG, 27 October 2011 – UNICEF is providing 20,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help protect families evacuated to temporary shelters and living in other flood-ravaged areas in Thailand from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. The mosquito nets are being purchased locally for HK$755,040 (Baht 2.9 million/ US$96,800) and will be ready for […]

UNICEF launches project to protect flood-affected children

Global News 00:37

BANGKOK/ HONG KONG, 21 October 2011 – In response to the massive displacement caused by widespread flooding in central Thailand, UNICEF and Save the Children are launching a project to ensure the safety and protection of children in evacuation centres. UNICEF initially will provide HK$780,000 (US$100,000/ Baht 3 million) for the project, which will provide […]

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HKCU launches the first-ever Global Handwashing Day (15 October) in HK Student Handwashing Leaders teaching kindergarten children to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease

HONG KONG, 13 October 2011 – The peak season of common childhood infections, such as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), enterovirus infection,etc starts in October, posing a serious menace to the health of Hong Kong children. As no effective vaccine for the above-mentioned diseases is available so far, good hygiene practices such as handwashing […]

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UNICEF X TSL Charity Fundraising Campaign

Latest News 12:00

UNICEF and TSL launched a Charity Fundraising Campaign at Telford Plaza on 30 September 2011 (Friday). Ms Charlie Young, Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (HKCU) Ambassador; Ms Crystal Wong, Event Ambassador; Dr. Maggie Koong, HKCU Council Member; and Mr. Ricky Ng, General Manager of TSL were invited to attend the kick-off ceremony, promoting the message […]

UNICEF and industry tackle unprecedented global demand for nutrition supplies

COPENHAGEN/ HONG KONG, 4 October 2011 – UNICEF brought together almost 100 partners today to discuss unprecedented demand for nutrition products and called for strengthened collaboration and partnerships among United Nations agencies, civil society, academics and the nutrition industry. With demand at an all-time high for life-saving nutrition products ranging from ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) […]