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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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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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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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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, they will, in turn, bring change in the family and thereby the entire community. Here is a short and very nice video featuring

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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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From the desk of Clare Hanbury… In December 2018, I was asked to go to Kampong Cham in Cambodia to help with Save the Children’s Adolescent Nutrition programme and to conduct a four-day workshop training for Save the Children staff, frontline workers and local government officials. One of the aims

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Clare Hanbury I want people to ‘BE happy’. I want people to ‘HAVE well-being.’ I’m sure you do too! I am a health educator and I love finding practical ways in which children themselves can develop their skills to help protect and promote all aspects of their ‘health’. I have

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Save the Children India have just released a report on its Stop Diarrhoea Programme in which Children of Health played a part. We are delighted to see that by the end of the third year of this project the programme had reached 122,640 children! As the programme is designed to mobilise

The disastrous floods in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe has brought to mind the SODIS method of treating small amounts of water for consumption at the family level. This is an activity that children can quickly learn and do and something practical they can do to help prevent sickness and even

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This Sunday, 24 March is World TB Day. It marks the date when the bacteria that causes tuberculosis was discovered by a German doctor back in 1882. This year there has been a long overdue focus on the impact of TB on children. It has been a neglected issue, and

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