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Community Newsletter July 2019

Dear Friends of Children for Health, I warn people that I’m always a bit tired and grumpy in July. It’s an, ‘end-of-the-academic-year’ thing. An ‘I-need-to-go-on-holiday’ thing! This is especially true this July as my oldest child was taking her end of school exams. We call them ‘A levels’ in the UK

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Internet of Good Things

Have look at this post where a young person Tanisea Campbell tests out the UNICEF platform Internet of Good Things – a set of free, mobile-ready web-based resources and applications that bring good to life and education to children with no internet access. Firstly, thank the God for Internet of Good Things! What is the

Youth Leaders for Nutrition Advocacy Toolkit

We have just come across this Save the Children two-part toolkit which we think could be of interest to our readers: A toolkit for youth advocates, designed by youth advocates. Today there are over 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 in the world. Nearly a quarter of the people in Sub-Saharan Africa are aged

Text Message Support for Teachers in Kenya Improves Teaching, Learning and Keeps Children in School

Just re-discovered this great article by Mathew Jukes who has given his permission to post it here. I have done a very small experiment in Mozambique re: text messaging to support teachers who were implementing our Nutrition Education Programme. They loved it but there was not the funding to expand

Understanding Humans in The Wild | Insights For Children For Health

Children writing a poster as part of the PCAAN programme

Instead of telling children how to solve a problem we ought to give them opportunities to think through the problem themselves and even show them that were willing to consider their advice. – Adam Grant From the desk of Clare Hanbury… My work at Children for Health is based on

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World No Tobacco Day 2019

Why we need to work with children and young adolescents On World 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

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Children for Health Community Newsletter April 2019

Dear Friends of Children for Health, I’m very pleased to be connecting with you all this Spring. Uppermost in our thoughts are those friends and colleagues affected by the floods in Mozambique – especially in Tete and relatives of those in Tete who live in Beira. We put together a

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A Focus on Immunisation and doing what WE can for 4.3 million Children in Nigeria

At the end of last year an alliance of partners working towards universal immunisation coverage (the Gavi Alliance) came together to assess progress and prioritise action. Save the Children’s briefing, Measuring progress on the pathway to universal immunisation coverage, explores the ‘progress and required action’ in a number of areas,

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Making Children the Change Agents

Here is a short and very nice video featuring Thelma Tazviwana, a member of the Health Club in Dotito Primary School, Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe. Children are great ‘change agents both at home and in the community’ say the Red Cross & Red Crescent who believe that if we target the children,

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Please Celebrate With Children for Health

In April 2018, we made all our resources downloadable for FREE. We have just taken stock of the numbers of people who have downloaded materials from our website and it’s amazing. Our materials have been downloaded in… Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Belarus,

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