Support for MINSA in the National Plan for the Prevention of Congenital Hypothyroidism to avoid intellectual disability among children

Publicado el 03-05-2017

Managua. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) aspires to help the government of Nicaragua ensure that over 95% of liveborn children have timely access to newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism and that 100% of those children detected receive the appropriate treatment,” said UNICEF Nicaragua Representative Ivan Yerovi today. He was speaking during a ceremony to symbolically hand over laboratory inputs ...

Support for national priorities for the comprehensive development of children

Publicado el 19-03-2017

Managua. In the context of the cooperation with Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health (MINSA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reaffirmed its commitment to continue supporting the strengthening of health strategies to guarantee the comprehensive development of Nicaraguan children. This was announced by UNICEF Nicaragua Representative Iván Yerovi during a recent visit to the Madriz and Nueva Segovia Local Comprehensive Health ...

Children of San Francisco de Kukra River propose working on online safety

Publicado el 23-02-2017

Innovation camp involved 30 participants, including students, teachers and representatives from different institutions. Kukra River, RACCS. With the aim of encouraging innovation and creativity among children, an innovation camp was held in San Francisco de Kukra River, a rural community of the municipality of Bluefields in Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCS). The activity, held on February 17, 18 ...

Journalists trained on children’s rights and a systemic approach to violence

Publicado el 12-07-2016

*37 journalists (27 women and 10 men) from Managua, León, Chinandega, Estelí, Puerto Cabezas, Waspam, Siuna and Bluefields. Managua. In the context of the campaign in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a first workshop was held with journalists on the “Handling of Information on Violence against Children.” The aim is ...

Journalists and the Northern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regional Government’s Network of Communicators receive training on communication for social and behaviour change

Publicado el 11-07-2016

14 women and 15 men. Bilwi. A total of 28 journalist members of the Northern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regional Government’s (GRACCN) Network of Communicators from the municipalities of Waspam, Puerto Cabezas, Siuna, Rosita and Bonanza, participated in the first of three three-day workshops on communication for social and behaviour change. These workshops are being held in the context of United ...

Innovative proposals for the problems affecting children in Laguna de Perlas

Publicado el 13-06-2016

16 children contributed to the proposals. Laguna de Perlas, RACCS.- A social innovation camp to design innovative solutions for problems affecting the achievement of child rights was held in the municipality of Laguna de Perlas in Nicaragua’s Southern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCS). The activity was promoted by the Innovation Laboratory of the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) with ...

Twenty-nine adolescents from Bilwi in situations of social risk successfully complete a course on “Building and Plumbing with an Emphasis on Climate Change”

Publicado el 09-06-2016

20 boys and 9 girls Bilwi, RACCN.- The parents and relatives of 29 adolescents who were out of school and in situations of social risk spent a joyful and emotional afternoon at an award ceremony for these young people who passed a course on “Building and Plumbing with an Emphasis on Climate Change”. The course was promoted by the Education ...

Out-of-school adolescents from Bluefields complete course on “Building and Plumbing with an Emphasis on Climate Change”

Publicado el 07-06-2016

29 participants successfully completed the fourth course held. Bluefields, RACCS. The fourth course on “Building and Plumbing with an Emphasis on Climate Change” for adolescents who are out of school and in a situation of risk concluded in the city of Bluefields, with 29 youths (20 boys and 9 girls) successfully completing it. To date, seven courses have been held, ...