Childrens health

UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools | The … – The Seattle Times

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency on Thursday urged Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, following the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at a religious school. The boy, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohamad Gaddafi, was allegedly whipped with a water hose at a private Islamic boarding school last month, and his legs had to be amputated last week due to a bacterial infection….

Officials double down on vaccination education after outbreak – Mankato Free Press

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

MANKATO — The measles outbreak in the Twin Cities has prompted regional health professionals to reiterate the importance of childhood vaccines. As of Thursday morning, the Minnesota Department of Health has tracked 24 cases of the contagious virus among children in Hennepin County. Although no cases have been reported in south-central Minnesota, the outbreak in the metro offers a chance to renew outreach to parents who’ve…

UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools – The Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency on Thursday urged Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, following the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at a religious school. The boy, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohamad Gaddafi, was allegedly whipped with a water hose at a private Islamic boarding school last month, and his legs had to be amputated last week due to a bacterial infection….

Corporal punishment kills, positive discipline teaches — Unicef – Malay Mail Online

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

APRIL 27 — United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is saddened at the tragic and unnecessary death of Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, as a result of corporal punishment inflicted on him while in the care of his boarding school. Schools and the home should offer a safe environment in which children are nurtured to grow and develop to their full potential. Schools should be violence free. Parents have the…

UNICEF Syria Crisis Situation Report March 2017 – Humanitarian Results – ReliefWeb

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Highlights As the conflict in Syria marked its 7th year in March 2017, continued lack of adherence to the Cessation of Hostilities by parties to the conflict led to further deterioration of the security and the humanitarian situation. Access by humanitarian actors to deliver multi-sectorial assistance to meet the dire needs of people living under siege, as well as in hard to reach areas, remained highly constrained. On the 6…

Nigeria: Unicef Delivers 850000 Doses of Meningitis Vaccines to Sokoto Govt – AllAfrica.com

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Photo: Vanguard By Mohammed Aminu Sokoto — The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said it has delivered 850,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to the Sokoto State government in a bid to tackle the outbreak of the disease in the state. It also stated that at least 130 people lost their lives as a result of the outbreak of the scourge in the state. The Chief, UNICEF Sokoto Zonal Office,…

UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  The U.N. children’s agency is urging Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, a day after the death of an 11-year-old boy allegedly abused at a religious school. The boy died Wednesday, just days after both his legs were amputated due to a bacterial infection after he was allegedly whipped with a water hose at a private Islamic boarding school last month. Police have…

Children’s hospital units forced to close to new patients due to staff shortages – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hospital units that treat children and very sick babies are having to shut their doors temporarily to new patients because they are “dangerously” short of specialist staff, a new report reveals. Widespread shortages of paediatric doctors and nurses also means that the care children receive is being put at risk, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. A chronic lack of staff is forcing doctors to take…

Inequalities between rich and poor temper broad success of immunization – UNICEF – UN News Centre

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

26 April 2017 – Even though billions of doses of vaccines for children across 100 countries around the world were supplied in 2016, millions of children – especially those in conflict zones – still miss out on life-saving inoculations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. “All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are, have…

St. Mary’s Partnership with Children’s Hospital – WesternSlopeNow

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-St. Mary’s hospital announced a new collaboration to bring a higher level of medical care to children on the Western Slope. The partnership is with Children’s Hospital Colorado, a facility considered in the top 10 for children’s hospitals in all of America. The president of St. Mary’s hospital, Brian Davidson, made the announcement Wednesday. Davidson says he recognizes the fact that children in our community have less access…

New children’s hospital comes at a price: one billion euro – Irish Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

As long as Grafton Street and as big as the Dundrum Town Centre, the new national children’s hospital will vault Ireland’s health system into the 21st century when it opens its doors in four years’ time. With single rooms for every patient, sleeping accommodation for parents and acres of rooftop garden in a child-friendly design, it promises to be a welcoming place for vulnerable, sick children. It will also boast…

St. Mary’s Partnership with Children’s Hospital – WesternSlopeNow

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-St. Mary’s hospital announced a new collaboration to bring a higher level of medical care to children on the Western Slope. The partnership is with Children’s Hospital Colorado, a facility considered in the top 10 for children’s hospitals in all of America. The president of St. Mary’s hospital, Brian Davidson, made the announcement Wednesday. Davidson says he recognizes the fact that children in our community have less access…

Gary Magness Family Foundation donates $1.5M to Children’s … – LA Daily News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A $1.5 million donation will allow Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to recruit and retain a full-time certified music therapist to work with patients recovering from life-threatening diagnoses, it was announced Wednesday. Investor and film producer Gary Magness and his wife, director-producer Sarah Siegel-Magness, made the endowment gift on behalf of their family foundation to expand the capacity of CHLA’s Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer…

Children’s hospital units forced to close to new patients due to staff shortages – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hospital units that treat children and very sick babies are having to shut their doors temporarily to new patients because they are “dangerously” short of specialist staff, a new report reveals. Widespread shortages of paediatric doctors and nurses also means that the care children receive is being put at risk, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. A chronic lack of staff is forcing doctors to take…

UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines – UNICEF Australia

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despite progress, millions of children still miss out on life-saving immunization NEW YORK/SYDNEY, 26 April 2017 – UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to immunise children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, make UNICEF the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world.  Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan,…

Maine named US state with the highest vaccination rates – Daily Mail

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

If you can’t stand anti-vaxxers, head to Maine. The Pine Tree State has the highest overall vaccination rates, according to new data. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a map that shows the vaccination rates for each state for MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), DTaP (diptheria, tetanus and whooping cough) and varicella (chickenpox) shots. The data looked at the percentage of children between 19 and 35 months old who’ve…

Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week “to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.” In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many childhood immunizations, with at least 90 percent of children getting the recommended vaccinations on time for measles/mumps/rubella, polio and chickenpox, according to a 2015 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However,…

Mississippi parents asking for vaccination choice – Mississippi News Now

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

Connecticut third best for children’s health – CT Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Caption Close Connecticut is one of best states in the country when it comes to children’s health care, according to a new study. But at least one expert said the ranking glosses over some major health disparities in the state. The financial website WalletHub released the rankings Monday, and found Connecticut to be the third-best state for children’s health. The site’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of…