Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winning the battle against Tetanus

A surveyor interviews a mother during the survey
© UNICEF Timor-Leste
Ermera, Timor-Leste. “I had to leave my work and walk for an hour to receive the TT vaccination during the health ministry’s campaigns. But I know it has protected my children from tetanus. I am happy I took the vaccine,” said Joana as she tried hard to remember the dates of vaccination.

“Unfortunately, I have misplaced the LISIO (Immunisation card),” Joana continued.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Caring for Maria

Maria and her three children. All are fully immunized
© UNICEF Timor-Leste
Baucau, Timor-Leste.  In the village of Bahu, Golgota, Baucau District, Maria Auxiliadora proudly shows off her three children. Her smile shines brightly despite the obvious poverty that surrounds her. Part of the roof of her house was blown away by the strong wind and a plastic tarp is in its place. A cart is loaded with empty plastic containers indicating that the water for her family’s needs must be fetched several hours away. She has no work and she no longer has a husband.

“I am just grateful that my children are all healthy and I am thankful to Candida Flores for making this possible,” she said.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Facts for Life video

Watch our video about UNICEF Facts for Life, which provides key messages on how to save and protect children’s lives.