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ERIC Number: ED467312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 176
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-806-3664-2
ISSN: N/A
Facts for Life. Third Edition.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.; United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY.; World Bank, Washington, DC.; United Nations, New York, NY. World Food Programme.; United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Noting that each year nearly 11 million children die from preventable causes before reaching their fifth birthday, this handbook contains practical, low-cost ways of protecting children's lives and health. The handbook is directed to those in positions to communicate the information to families, such as health workers, teachers, government officials, and the media. Written simply and using non-technical language, the handbook is presented in 13 chapters, each dealing with one major cause of childhood illness and death. Each chapter includes an introductory "call to action," summarizing the extent of the problem, key messages containing the essential information needed to protect children, and supporting information providing additional details and advice. Introductory material delineates essential messages from the handbook and makes suggestions for communicating the information effectively. The 13 chapter topics are: (1) timing births; (2) safe motherhood; (3) diarrhea; (4) coughs, colds, and more serious illnesses; (5) hygiene; (6) child development and early learning; (7) breastfeeding; (8) nutrition and growth; (9) immunization; (10) malaria; (11) HIV/AIDS; (12) injury prevention; and (13) disasters and emergencies. The handbook concludes with a glossary and an order form. (KB)
UNICEF House, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017. E-mail: pubdoc@unicef.org. For full text: http://www.unicef.org/pubsgen/ffl/factsforlife-en-full.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.; United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY.; World Bank, Washington, DC.; United Nations, New York, NY. World Food Programme.; United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.