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E.U. Pledges $431M To UNICEF To Improve Maternal, Child Health

News outlets report that the European Union has pledged more than $400 million to UNICEF to improve maternal and child health.

EurActiv: E.U. donates €320 million to UNICEF for child health, nutrition
“The European Union announced yesterday (4 February) that it will give €320 million to UNICEF for projects tackling under-nutrition and infectious diseases, which are among the main causes of child mortality. The 15 countries receiving the €320 million include Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia and Nigeria. The only non-African country to benefit from the funds is Timor-Leste…” (2/5).

RTT News: E.U. Pledges EUR 320 Mln. For Improving Child, Maternal Health
“The European Union announced Wednesday it has allocated EUR 320 million ($431 million) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals…” (2/5).

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