Friday, September 16, 2011

12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO

The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said today, releasing the latest estimates on worldwide child mortality.
   These new figures show that compared to 1990, around 12,000 more children’s lives are saved each day.
  An annual report on child mortality found that in sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, the speed at which the under-five mortality rate is declining doubled from 1.2 per cent a year during 1990-2000 to 2.4 per cent a year during 2000-2010.


YJAG President  Sallah

The members of the young journalists association of the Gambia are hereby notified that the association’s forthcoming anniversary and congress has been rescheduled to the 22nd October 2011, a press release from the association revealed.

Similarly, the release added, the deadline for the settlement of all outstanding dues is 12th October 2011.  
The release further stated that the reschedule came following a decision made at an executive meeting held on the 7th September 2011. 
“The changes in the dates are meant to give members more time to settle their dues and participate fully in the congress.