Childrens health

Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit – UN News Centre

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

23 March 2017 – Children have the power to bring Iraq out of conflicts and into a peaceful future, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. Anthony Lake wrapped up his visit to the crisis-torn Middle Eastern country on Wednesday. Upon finishing his visit, Mr. Lake said: “I leave Iraq at a time when the…

UNICEF: One in Four Children May Face Severe Water Shortages by 2040 – Voice of America

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

LONDON —  One in four children — 600 million in total — may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, putting them at risk of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhea, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday. Already some 500 million children live in areas with limited water supplies, and the demand for water today far exceeds available resources in 36 countries, UNICEF said. Supplies…

UNICEF-CDD call for equitable distribution of resources – Ghana News Agency

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Albert Futukpor, GNA Tamale, Mar 22, GNA – The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana) have urged districts to allocate resources equitably according to need to reach the most deprived parts of the country. “UNICEF and CDD-Ghana have observed that the development gap between districts as recorded in the District League Table (DLT) continues to be a challenge requiring central government to better…

Game Club raises $1100 for children’s hospital – Zanesville Times Recorder

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Baby born with four legs undergoes life-changing surgery at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck. The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby already has started sitting up again, and doctors expect she’ll be able to live a normal,…

Pediatrician says to start protecting kids from spring allergies now – WDBJ7

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

DALEVILLE, Va. Spring has sprung, and that means allergy season is about to be in full bloom. Dr. John Moore says to start protecting kids from allergy symptoms now, before allergy season is in full bloom. Young patients are still coming into Carilion pediatric offices with cold and flu symptoms. But now that spring is here, more of them are also battling seasonal allergies….

One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF – Phys.Org

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More than 36 countries are currently enduring extreme water stress, according to a new report by UNICEF, with water demand exceeding available renewable supplies Approximately one in four children worldwide will live in regions with extremely scarce water resources by 2040, UNICEF said in a report Wednesday. In research released on World Water Day, the United Nations children’s agency warned that in just over two decades nearly 600 million children…

Advocate Children’s Hospital takes on rare surgery to help baby … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck. The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby already has started sitting up again, and doctors expect she’ll be able to live a normal,…

Inpatient pediatrics end April 4 at MRMC – Milford Daily News – Milford Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Zachary Comeau Daily News Staff @zcomeau_MDN MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center will discontinue its inpatient pediatric care early next month, the hospital announced Tuesday, more than a month after the state Department of Public Health approved the change. In a press release, the hospital said it will begin the transition on April 4. After a months-long process, the inpatient pediatric services is coming to an…

Advocate Children’s Hospital takes on rare surgery to help baby born with four legs – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck. The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby already has started sitting up again, and doctors expect she’ll be able to live a normal,…

Advocate Children’s Hospital takes on rare surgery to help baby born with four legs – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck. The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby already has started sitting up again, and doctors expect she’ll be able to live a normal,…

Inpatient pediatrics end April 4 at MRMC – Milford Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Zachary Comeau Daily News Staff @zcomeau_MDN MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center will discontinue its inpatient pediatric care early next month, the hospital announced Tuesday, more than a month after the state Department of Public Health approved the change. In a press release, the hospital said it will begin the transition on April 4. After a months-long process, the inpatient pediatric services is coming to an…

No Vaccination? No Daycare, Say Australian Legislators – Big Think

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Australia might soon ban unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull didn’t mince words on the proposed law, dubbed “No Jab, No Play.”  “This is not a theoretical exercise – this is life and death,” he said. “If a parent says ‘I’m not going to vaccinate my child’, they’re not simply putting their child at risk, they’re putting everybody else’s children at risk too.”…

UNICEF critical of refugee children’s situation in Germany – Miami Herald

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Many child asylum-seekers in Germany still have to spend long periods in unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and some have only limited access to education and don’t receive adequate health care, according to a new survey released by the U.N. children’s agency Tuesday. The UNICEF study on the situation of the 350,000 children and teenagers who have arrived in Germany as asylum-seekers since 2015 said they often spend months or years…

Baby born with four legs undergoes live-changing surgery at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa who was born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck. The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, in west Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby has already started sitting up again, said Nancy Swabb, who is hosting the infant…

UNICEF critical of refugee children’s situation in Germany – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Many child asylum-seekers in Germany still have to spend long periods in unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and some have only limited access to education and don’t receive adequate health care, according to a new survey released by the U.N. children’s agency Tuesday. The UNICEF study on the situation of the 350,000 children and teenagers who have arrived in Germany as asylum-seekers since 2015 said they often spend months or years…

A pediatrician’s plea to lawmakers: Don’t cut Medicaid – STAT

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

L ast week I saw a 10-year-old boy — I’ll call him Omar — with asthma in my primary care clinic. As I listened to his lungs and checked his breathing, I couldn’t help but think about what President Trump, his administration, and the Congress might do to Medicaid, which Omar’s family relies on to pay for his medical care. Omar is part of a very large group. Two-thirds of…

Clarksville students build ‘memory boxes’ for children’s hospital patients – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Freshman Deric Trees carries soft maple boxes the student designed and built for patients at the U of I Stead Family Children’s Hospital in their industrial tech class at Clarksville High School Monday, March 20, 2017, in Clarksville, Iowa.

Clarksville students build ‘memory boxes’ for children’s hospital patients – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Freshman Deric Trees carries soft maple boxes the student designed and built for patients at the U of I Stead Family Children’s Hospital in their industrial tech class at Clarksville High School Monday, March 20, 2017, in Clarksville, Iowa.