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UNICEF-supported Mother and Child Health Week reaches millions of children in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 27 October 2011 – Last week, Madagascar celebrated Mother and Child Health week, a nationwide health campaign supported by UNICEF and partners to address the lack of access to basic health services for mothers. The campaign sought to enable the delivery of high-impact, low-cost child survival interventions including vitamin A supplementation for new mothers and children under five, deworming and routine immunizations, HIV testing for pregnant women, and screening for malnutrition.

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