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Animated video from iheed on Coughing Children and Pneumonia. About the video: An animation focusing on the signs and basic management of the coughing child and suspected pneumonia. Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children worldwide. Every year, it kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the
Just in! Results from a Cluster Randomized Control Trial in Sikasso Region, Mali. Children can be a part of a malaria campaign The findings of this study are very relevant both for malaria control and educational goals in Mali: They highlight the high prevalence of mostly asymptomatic malaria amongst school
We expect that this manual will be of use and interest to many in our Children for Health community. We have included many extracts from the manual in our topic activities sections under the heading’ lesson plans’. We will always be interested to know how people are using the activities
Messages about the need for a healthy diet are everywhere yet still it’s hard, WHY? I would argue that the messages and strategies to promote a healthy diet, however great are piecemeal and that if we can work WITH children and figure out a plan to deliver the complete package,
The Big IF in London – is today! June 8th, their slogan: Enough Food for Everyone. It’s always great to have impetus around key development issues and problems and in the last few days we hear a lot spoken about hunger and the millions of malnourished children in the world.
Design For Change (DFC) is a global movement designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. It proposes that children structure their social enterprise projects into five steps. FEEL THE CHANGE: What would you most like to
Many people and many children are taught about the importance of hand washing and handwashing with soap (for long enough – 20 seconds). In many schools in numerous developing countries you will hear many renditions of the song, This is the way we wash our hands! Wash our hands! Wash
Here is a great case study by colleagues in Plan international in Sri Lanka about members of a children’s group in Galkadewala, Anuradhapura and how they took action. It is a graphic illustration of the power of children to contribute to the improvement of their own and others’ health. “One
The Director of Children for Health, Clare Hanbury, prepared two sets of materials on children’s participation in child protection for The Child-to-Child Trust and The Keeping Children Safe Coalition, namely: A toolkit for adults working with children to involve them in their own protection; and A module to support trainers
The Story of Cholera is a four-minute animation covering cholera transmission, prevention, signs, and care in a simple and accessible way. The film focuses on a little boy who is involved with helping others and spreading health messages. The Story of Cholera follows evidence-based guidelines and was produced in collaboration