유니세프 내용 바로가기 링크

설립이념

유니세프 설립이념 이미지

어린이가 살기좋은 세상은
모두가 살기좋은 세상입니다

MORE

역사

유니세프 역사 이미지

1946년 창립된 유니세프의 역사를 알아보세요

MORE

후원자 참여

후원자 참여 이미지

유니세프 후원자님과
함께하는 다양한 활동

MORE

착한상품

착한상품 이미지

지구촌 어린이들에게 희망이
전해지는 착한상품

MORE

자원봉사

자원봉사 이미지

세계 어린이를 위해 활동하는 다양한 유니세프 자원봉사

MORE

뉴스

공지사항

콩고민주공화국의 유아 사망률 감소를 위해 노력하는 유니세프

2010.05.12

* UNICEF teams up with religious groups to cut child mortality in DR Congo
* 시간: 02 min 34 secs
* 촬영도시: Kinshasa, DR Congo
* 촬영국가: Congo
* 촬영일자: 17 Mar 2010

One child out of seven dies in the Democratic Republic of Congo before the age of five. This is mainly due to measles, malaria, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition. Most deaths occur at home or before the patient reaches a health centre, sometimes minutes after getting there. Traditionally some believe that the illnesses result from evil spells cast by members of their community and not necessarily by illness. To hasten the reduction of infant mortality in the country, UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health signed an agreement with the five major faith based organizations on 17th of March 2010.

The agreement is part of efforts to implement the African Strategy for Child Survival and Development which is an initiative to improve the chances of survival for African children. Together these five religious groups have the potential to reach more than half of the estimated 65 million people in this country.

SOUNDBITE (English) Pierrette Vu Thi, UNICEF Representative in DR Congo
"The religious groups in a country like DRC which is so vast have an outreach that neither we nor the government nor anyone else has, because they have the networks in place to reach very isolated communities and this is the goal of the partnership."

The religious groups will use their nationwide channels and networks to promote five key family practices within households.

These are: exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, complete vaccination of pregnant women and children before they attain the age of twelve months, hand washing with clean water and soap, correct treatment of diarrhea as well as regular and correct use of insecticide treated bednets.

At the signing ceremony religious groups, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health all affirmed that the high rates of deaths among children can be avoided for the most part if households and families adopt these simple practices

SOUNDBITE (French) Reverend Kankienza, Charismatic Church National Representative
"This partnership is an opportunity for us. We cannot remain indifferent to what affects our people."

This innovative partnership between UNICEF and the religious groups is to help Congolese children attain a sound mind and a sound body.

후원하기