Category: Health Topics

Sex Education and Family Planning

Older child holding younger child

It’s essential to educate and involve children in sexuality and family planning. For one thing, the reality is that vast numbers of children are literally left ‘holding the baby’! The larger the family the more likely it is that children are providing a lot of the childcare. This can be

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A Couple More Songs Just for FUN

Here is a post links to our series of 5 other posts on ways that older children can use music to play with and care for younger siblings or friends… Sing these songs with your whole family for a happy, healthy baby! Hushaby!   I Know Where I’m Going!  

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Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 5

Here is the 5th post in the series of 5 posts on ways that older children can use music to play with and care for younger siblings or friends. Music and Mealtimes Sometimes your baby sibling can be crying just before food. He’s hungry! When you are ready to feed

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Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 4

Singing to Soothe Baby Use gentle rocking movements and with just two notes (think of an ambulance “neeee noooooorrrrr” sound). Sing “baby, baby, I love you” or “sleepy baby, moon’s up high”. Even if the words mean nothing to your baby, your soft tune will calm little one. Singing to

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Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 3

When you and your friends are with the babies and young children think of the songs you love to sing. With your friends make them even lovelier. Mix up the notes! Make the sounds a little higher and softer. Wiggle the notes! Hold your baby and swing her gently to

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Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 2

When you are with baby helping baby to hear new sounds, YOU can help. Get close to your baby brother or sister. With your voice, make some up and down sounds – hums, squeaks, clicks, booms! Your baby will soon know and love your voice. This will make your baby

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Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 1

Here is the 1st post in the series of 5 posts on ways that older children can use music to play with and care for younger siblings or friends… Look at the baby! Listen to baby! See how baby moves and listen to the sounds she makes! Is she a

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April is Malaria Month – Using Mobile Apps!

Here at Children for Health, we are always on the lookout for innovative ways of spreading key health messages. This mobile technology programme from inSCALE in Mozambique is using mobile phones to give instant support to health supervisors. In the Nutrition Programme we are advising in Mozambique we have 12 pilot schools,

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March is Immunisation Month – Defeating the Disease Committee!

Look at this story about Mr Polio in the Killers’ Committee. Mr Polio, Mr TB, Mr Measles and the rest of the Disease Committee are FURIOUS because the children in the village are FIGHTING BACK by getting their younger brothers and sisters IMMUNISED. Read the story here. It was written by

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Children’s Participation in the Ebola Response

As part of our Ebola response we were asked to help prepare a brief that summarises key considerations for involving children in the Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The details have been collated from suggestions and insights shared by: Children for Health Other experts in children’s participation Jenny

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