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  • June 2017 Newsletter Dear All Since our last newsletter, the books we were creating for Save the Children in India and Nigeria have been completed and sent. You may remember that the focus of this programme is on what children can do to help implement the WHO 7-point plan at part of the Save the Children ‘community mobilisation’ strategy. ...
  • Children for Health and World No Tobacco Day 2017 NO Tobacco! Why we need to work with children and young adolescents On World NO Tobacco Day, let’s think again on how to work with older children and young adolescents (10-14 years). This is an age and stage where there is a very real possibility they can take up the smoking habit. But they are also ...
  • World Malaria Day 2017 | What Can Children Do? At Children for Health we know that children can play an important role in preventing malaria. For World Malaria Day 2017, with the help of experts, we have created 10 key messages for children to learn and share with others on malaria. We think that these 10 topics are easy for children to understand, learn and ...
  • Newsletter 1st April 2017 1st April 2017 (no joke) Dear All It’s been a busy four weeks focusing mostly on completing three books for Save the Children for their Diarrhoea Prevention and Control programme in Lagos, Nigeria. Plus we have created a bookmark for the children! Plus we have written Teacher’s Guidelines for their ‘Speaking Book’, Bayo’s Journey To Save Lola ...
  • Children for Health and Our Digital World Recently we have been asked how our work “relates to digital” and this caused us to step back and remember why Clare Hanbury founded Children for Health. Clare has been working in the field of “children’s participation in health” since 1989. Since her career began in 1983 she has been a teacher in Kenya and Hong ...
  • Children for Health Reconnects with an Old Friend! Children for Health has been contacted by an old friend! In 1999 our director, Clare Hanbury was working for The Child-to-Child Trust. She conducted a training workshop with teachers on ‘Children’s Participation in Nutrition‘ workshop in Machakos district in Kenya. Peter Kitela (below) was one of these teachers. As a result of this training workshop, ...
  • Newsletter 14th February 2017 Our website is finally in its second incarnation. On the face of it you may not think its looks much different. We like that! We liked the old look but this has some new features and this includes a ‘shop’ where people can either buy our books and posters, or donate, or swap some information ...
  • Young Adolescents Preventing Coughs, Colds and Pneumonia At Children for Health we hope to support educators and programme planners with good content and fun activities that can help support young adolescents in their role as carers. Over decades we have seen adolescents becoming effective health activists. Children can learn how to avoid coughs or colds, stop them spreading and prevent them developing. They ...
  • Young Adolescents and their Role as Carers Young adolescents (aged 10 to 14 years) have a very important role in the lives and the health of their younger brothers and sisters. We have seen all over the world, children of this age carrying the baby on their back, feeding the baby, playing with the baby. This caring role is often done by an ...
  • Evidence Re: Children’s Participation in Health & Development? About our Rapid Shift Over the past 30 years there has been increased research and literature documenting the benefits and best practice in the field of child and youth participation. There has also been increased recognition in the children’s ability to act as agents of change. By agents of change we mean the way in which children ...