Childrens health

Jennifer Lopez Wants You to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF | Billboard – Billboard

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

With Halloween less than a week away, Jennifer Lopez wants to enlist kids in collecting donations through “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.”  The singer teamed up with UNICEF for the annual fundraiser, which this year asks kids to use the entire month of October, along with Halloween night, to help gather aid for the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Donations will go directly to Puerto Rico, J.Lo’s family’s home island, which still is without electricity…

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

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Highlights • In Syria, despite a number of ceasefire and de-escalation agreements that were reached since 4 May 2017, escalation of military activities was reported in several provinces during September including Idleb and eastern Ghouta, and increased airstrikes in Hama and Aleppo, which impeded humanitarian access to people in need. Hundreds of schools in Idleb and Aleppo were forced to close temporarily and health services at multiple hospitals were disrupted….

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children’s Hospital In Puerto Rico – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy and batteries. Tesla hide caption toggle caption Tesla Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy…

Jennifer Lopez Wants You to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF – Billboard

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

With Halloween less than a week away, Jennifer Lopez wants to enlist kids in collecting donations through “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.”  The singer teamed up with UNICEF for the annual fundraiser, which this year asks kids to use the entire month of October, along with Halloween night, to help gather aid for the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Donations will go directly to Puerto Rico, J.Lo’s family’s home island, which still is without electricity…

Jennifer Lopez Partners With Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to Help … – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  Halloween is a week away and Jennifer Lopez wants to make trick-or-treating as much about giving as receiving. The singer has teamed up with UNICEF for a project called “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF,” which asks kids to collect donations through the rest of October, including Halloween night when they’re gathering candy from neighbors. Donations will go to…

Tesla’s First Project in Puerto Rico Is a Children’s Hospital – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It’s supplying solar panels and commercial-sized batteries. Tesla’s first project to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a children’s hospital in San Juan. The automaker, which previously committed to helping the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria, is combining its commercial batteries and solar panels at the children’s hospital. The company said it is the first of many projects on the island that will use batteries and solar panel to…

$12 million gift could help Children’s Health take ‘big risks’ in research – Dallas News (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Children’s Health established the research institute in 2011, a joint venture with UT Southwestern Medical Center.  It has seven labs and more than 70 scientists focused on genetics, cancer and regenerative medicine, all located on the top two floors of the C. Kern Wildenthal research building on Harry Hines Boulevard. The hope is to expand to 15 labs and recruit more staffers, in part using new money from the Moody Foundation. …

Jennifer Lopez Wants to Change the Way People Trick-or-Treat This Halloween – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  Halloween is a week away and Jennifer Lopez wants to make trick-or-treating as much about giving as receiving. The singer has teamed up with UNICEF for a project called “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF,” which asks kids to collect donations through the rest of October, including Halloween night when they’re gathering candy from neighbors. Donations will go to…

Tesla’s First Project in Puerto Rico Is a Children’s Hospital – Fortune

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It’s supplying solar panels and commercial-sized batteries. Tesla’s first project to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a children’s hospital in San Juan. The automaker, which previously committed to helping the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria, is combining its commercial batteries and solar panels at the children’s hospital. The company said it is the first of many projects on the island that will use batteries and solar panel to…

CDC Reports High Vaccination Coverage Among Children Entering Kindergarten – Contagionlive.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that while vaccination coverage remains high among children entering kindergarten, exemptions are keeping some states below immunization program targets. Vaccination requirements for school-aged children are set on a state and local level to prevent the spread of several diseases, including whooping cough, chickenpox, mumps, polio, measles, hepatitis A, among others. In the United States, where outbreaks…

Australia grants UNICEF $23 million for Lebanon education – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BEIRUT — The U.N. children’s agency says Australia has granted it 30 million Australian dollars, or about $23 million, to boost access to education for vulnerable children in Lebanon over the next three years. Tuesday’s UNICEF statement says the announcement was made during Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove’s visit to a Lebanese public school. More than 1 million Syrian refugees have fled war in their country to neighboring Lebanon, straining local…

Buncombe vaccination religious exemptions quadruple state average – Asheville Citizen-Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Upon closer review, it’s clear vaccines are life-saving. Nathan Rousseau Smith Buzz60 Buncombne County has the state’s highest percentage of nonvaccinated kindergartners.(Photo: Getty Images) Melanie Bates has three grandchildren who all received vaccination shots as babies. The oldest and middle child sailed through the process with no problems. But with Cami, the youngest, there was a slight reaction with every shot. She would go temporarily…

At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Press release At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa © UNICEF/UN0118457/ …

Video of dancing Jacksonville pediatrician goes viral – WSAV-TV

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) — A video featuring a Jacksonville pediatrician trying to cheer up some scared siblings during a hospital visit has gone viral. The video, showing Dr. Chima Matthew, has received 10,000,000 views. Back in August, 4-year-old Krystlynn Moses and 8-year-old Winter Moses were worried about their little sister. They were at Wolfson Children’s Hospital with their mom, Wendy Moses, because 7-year-old Autumn Moses was being treated for strep….

States may roll back children’s health coverage without money from Congress – Politico

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Nearly 9 million children are insured through CHIP, but now 4 million could lose coverage If CHIP funding runs out, many enrollees would be shifted over to Medicaid coverage instead. But roughly 4 million CHIP enrollees live in states whose programs aren’t linked to Medicaid, so those enrollees are at risk of losing coverage. In certain states, pregnant women could also lose benefits.

Rohingya crisis: UNICEF issues ‘Child Alert,’ outlines urgent action to save lives – UN News Centre

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

20 October 2017 – Issuing a dire warning on the desperate situation of Rohingya refugee children, who now number more than 320,000 in Bangladesh, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to the atrocities targeting civilians in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, and immediate and unfettered access to all children affected by the violence there. At present, UNICEF has…

1100 children suffering malnutrition in Syria’s Ghouta: Unicef – The Straits Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

BEIRUT (AFP) – More than 1,100 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside the Syrian capital, the UN’s children’s fund Unicef told AFP on Monday (Oct 23). Based on surveys done in recent months, the body said 1,114 children were suffering from various forms of malnutrition, including the most dangerous form, known as “severe acute malnutrition”. Spokeswoman Monica Awad said assessments in the…

Rohingya crisis: UNICEF issues ‘Child Alert,’ outlines urgent action to save lives – UN News Centre

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

20 October 2017 – Issuing a dire warning on the desperate situation of Rohingya refugee children, who now number more than 320,000 in Bangladesh, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to the atrocities targeting civilians in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, and immediate and unfettered access to all children affected by the violence there. At present, UNICEF has…

States may roll back children’s health coverage without money from Congress – Politico

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Nearly 9 million children are insured through CHIP, but now 4 million could lose coverage If CHIP funding runs out, many enrollees would be shifted over to Medicaid coverage instead. But roughly 4 million CHIP enrollees live in states whose programs aren’t linked to Medicaid, so those enrollees are at risk of losing coverage. In certain states, pregnant women could also lose benefits.