UNICEF is the
United Nations Children's Fund, the world's leading international
development organisation working for children.
the most vulnerable members of any community and have very special
needs. UNICEF's work places all children firmly first, regardless
of politics, religion, race or colour. Assistance is given solely
on the basis of need. The United Nations has stated 'mankind owes
to the child the best it has to give', for children are our most precious
resource, our future.
UNICEF is very
active in Uganda and following the years of turbulence, UNICEF is
supporting the government in providing health care and education to
the large number of young people in the country. The projects are
very diverse but include, immunisation, providing vaccines and training
health workers to educate parents on the need to vaccinate their children.
Scouts and Guides in Uganda work with UNICEF to promote this important
message and UNICEF sponsor an immunisation badge.
are 'Health Education for AIDS prevention' promoting oral rehydration
therapy and providing teachers with health kits on immunisation, AIDS,
diarrhoeal diseases and water and sanitation.