Category: Adolescent Health

In this post we have reproduced an article on, Children Learning about HIV using a Child Centred Approach – with the kind permission of its author, Professor Bosire Monari Mwebi. In it he presents some fascinating work on HIV/AIDS in which he has listened deeply to the views and experiences

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October is Health Literacy Month. A time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong since 1999. To celebrate Health Literacy Month, we’d like to champion the work of the Healthcare Information For All Network (HIFA). HIFA’s

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At the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in October 2017, Robert Blum presented some of the findings of the Global Early Adolescents Study (GEAS) that looked specifically at ’empowerment’ in early adolescence (10-14). This work on adolescent empowerment is so important to our work that we are summarising it

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Prevent Anaemia with the help of children and adolescents! This is a FIRST DRAFT of our Messages for Children and Young Adolescents to Learn and Share on Preventing Anaemia. We have created the list to try to do something practical in response to finding out the dreadful news that 50%

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This is the front of our poster, 100 Messages for Children to Learn & Share, Children for Health – Sharing Knowledge Saving Lives. On the back we have printed 100 messages for children to learn and share in 10 health topics: Malaria, Diarrhoea, Nutrition, Coughs, Colds & Illness, Intestinal Worms,

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I was really interested to listen to this broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 this week… Health Inequality: TB, Trauma and Technology On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores killer diseases and the health of the world. Kathryn Lougheed focuses on one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced

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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

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Young adolescents (aged 10 to 14 years) have a very important role in the lives and the health of their younger brothers and sisters; as their carers. We have seen all over the world, children of this age carrying the baby on their back, feeding the baby, playing with the

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In this post we provide a short commentary on what is being called the Global AA-HA (standing for Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents). We rather like this acronym! It reminds us of the moment that participants in our training workshops suddenly realise something new! Very often this happens

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At the start of 2017, our team has taken some time to reflect on the bigger picture – how our objectives align with global movements and initiatives of different kinds and how best a small group like ours can have the impact we aspire to. We have been especially interested

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