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Our latest poster in our series is for Diabetes. It was developed with the participation of experts, educators, and children in Guam, and 1,500 copies of the poster have been printed and distributed to schools throughout the country. The poster is two-sided, side one has the 10 messages that children

We’d like to welcome a guest blogger, Christine Su. What is this resource for? This resource came out of the Discover Learning Project, locally known as Vumbua Kujifunza. Discover was designed as an afterschool intervention for 10- and 11-year-old boys and girls in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project evolved

It’s Global Handwashing Day! How can children take part? From the Global Handwashing Day website: “Handwashing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhoeal and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year. Together, they are responsible for

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See below, the work of Ruth Jones, an article published in 2010. WHY has it taken us 11 years to find it! The abstract is as follows: In many Sub-Saharan African countries, the care of chronically ill, disabled, or elderly relatives is usually regarded as the responsibility of family members, within

Recently, we learned of a program in Nigeria where children are learning: Road safety; The green cross code; and CPR. Even with over 30 years of experience in promoting ‘what children can do’ in health – I felt that teaching them CPR was a bit of a stretch. But why

Our Diabetes Poster has is getting some media attention! We’re so pleased we can help children in Guam make healthy choices. Luckie Sakamoto, president of Rotary Club of Guam Sunrise, secured a district grant, which was used to simplify diabetes prevention into 10 key messages with animated drawings on a

Do download this article on children as caregivers… Caregiving is usually associated with adults’ responsibilities. Official statistics and research have demonstrated, however, that many children and young people in the global North and South have substantial, regular caring responsibilities for family members with chronic illnesses, impairments or other care needs.

In a recent blog post we wrote about the launch of the WHO Health-promoting schools initiative and publications and about our long experience in working on the idea of Health Promoting Schools. I’ve been involved in this movement since the 1990s when I worked with Child to Child and I

Alderney | August 17th, 2021 Dear Friends It’s been a couple of months since my last newsletter! I’ve been back to the UK to see family and friends and then back to the island on much reduced work hours for August. It’s been an exhausting 18 months since the first

Anyone in any doubt about the resourcefulness, competence and tenacity of young adolescents – this is for you! Be reminded of these great athletes and their recent successes and remember there were very many more who did not get the medals, but were sufficiently brilliant to compete at the Tokyo