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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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Children for Health in Cambodia

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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Mental Health, Mental Illness, Well-being, Happiness and Resilience 

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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Children for Health and Save the Children Making an Impact in India

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

Children Can Help Make Water Safer Using The Rays of the Sun

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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