Posts Tagged ‘children’

Improving Childhood Nutrition in Rural Vietnam

This blog was provided by Abbott. A Partnership Between Abbott, the Abbott Fund, AmeriCares and the Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation For many children in rural and economically depressed Vietnamese communities, malnutrition and poor health are often the predominant challenge to their success in early childhood education. In 2004, the Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation conducted a…

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The Heart of the Matter

This is a guest post provided by John Snow, Inc. and written by Bolaji Fapohunda, PhD[1]; Nosakhare Orobaton, MBBS, DrPh Did you know that more than one in ten Nigerian women gives birth at home without a doctor, a skilled birth attendant (SBA), or even an unskilled relative? Indeed, more than one million children are…

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Improving Tuberculosis Care for Children

By Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP, liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases Despite the availability of inexpensive diagnostic tests, curative and preventive therapies, and the widespread use of the BCG vaccines, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children, and its lack of control is one of…

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Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS   Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles…

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International Medical Corps Fights Acute Malnutrition in Children in Philippines

This blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps and wrttien by Jenna Montgomery.  Children are among the most vulnerable during and after an emergency. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, countless children living in remote communities were left cut off from critical health care services. International Medical Corps First Responders were on…

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Despite Hard Work, TB Still a Significant Health Threat to Children Worldwide

March 24, 2014 marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.  TB affects millions upon millions of individual every year – but perhaps hits children the hardest.  A new study indicates that approximately one million children become infected with TB every year.  While many work tirelessly to combat the disease, it is clearly still a major worldwide threat…

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