An Associated Press story shows how UNICEF harms the interests of third world children by using the media to mislead the world.
UNICEF, a United Nations organisation (originally called United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) exaggerates the effect on the health of third world children of its activities. UNICEF’s efforts are effectively insignificant compared to the effect of continuing economic growth in the developing world. Economic growth delivers dramatic health effects. It brings cleaner water and improved nutrition which are long proven to be the key factors in improving child health and preventing deaths from infectious disease.
UNICEF airbrushes out the effect of economic growth. UNICEF thus seeks to gain the credit: “the global number of under-five deaths has fallen from around 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011.”: Child deaths fell below 7 million in 2011 – Associated Press September 13, 2012.
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