UNICEF IN WEST BENGAL


OVERVIEW

The eastern state of West Bengal is the nation's fourth most populous, with more than 91

UNICEF IN ACTION

UNICEF has been providing continued technical support to the Government of West Bengal

FAST FACTS

Population:   91 million

Child Sex Ratio:  950

Language:  Bangla

Literacy Rate:  77.1

IMR:  31

MMR:  31

#SwachhHeroes Sonahara Biwi #WestBengal

Sonahara Bibi, the founder of a self-help group, took up the task of constructing toilets in her village after a Swachh Bharat workshop on sanitation. Watch her story as she fought the odds and went on to become a role model in and around her village. #SwachhHeroes

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra inspires teenage girls to aim high...

Bollywood Actress, International Recording Artist and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India, to mark International Youth Day[1] and to witness how their lives are being transformed through the Building Young Futures programme, which is run in partnership w

Giving Children A New Start To Their Lives

Giving Children A New Start To Their Lives

In this quiet village of Bhuja in southern Rajasthan, 14 year old Payal and her younger brother managed to stay back in school despite several pressures to get engaged in child labour following their father’s untimely death. The children suddenly learnt they had to earn wages to manage their family.

 Shakira

UNICEF Ambassador Shakira strikes a chord with girls from Udaipur

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira met with a group of adolescent girls from Udaipur in Rajasthan. For Shakira, it was inspiring to hear the girls’ stories. “It is very special to spend time with these girls, internalize their challenges, their efforts to get an education and to make a better life f

nutrition tribal women

Delivering Essential Nutrition

The adequacy of women’s nutrition in preconception, pregnancy and post-pregnancy is central to their children’s survival and nutritional status. In India, 47 per cent ofadolescent girls aged 15 to 19 years who are or will soon be mothers and 38 per cent of women aged 20 to 29 years have a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 18.5kg/m2, indicating undernutrition.

Parenting Interventions

Parenting Interventions

PLAY: Provide ways for baby to see, hear, touch, and move arms and legs freely. Gently soothe, stroke and hold child. Skin to skin contact is good.

stunting, malnutrition

Childhood Stunting Across Dist

The study was conducted between January–October 2016. Publically available prevalence data for childhood stunting at district level from the fourth round of India’sNFHS (2015-2016) were downloaded for all 228 districts of eight Indian states where UNICEF has programming presence – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal. The numbers of stuntedchildren less than five years of age were arrived at using the single age data available from the Census of India 2011.

 
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UNICEF Field Office for West Bengal
L&T Chambers, Fourth Floor 16
Camac Street, Kolkata-700017
Tel: +91 033 4015600,
Fax: +91 033 4015601
Email: kolkata@unicef.org
See More at : 'http://www.unicef.in/West-Bengal'