Children are freezing to death as their families flee Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, The New York Times reports.   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has all but claimed victory in the 9-year year conflict as people scramble to escape escalating airstrikes and…

Ample research cites unequal distribution of child mortality according to wealth, geography, and education. Yet few studies address ethnicity, write Joanna R.M. Armstrong Schellenberg and Della Berhanu of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Immigrant children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement receive mandatory therapy sessions. In 2018, ORR agreed to share information with ICE, including therapists' notes that could become “prosecutorial weapons” in court filings. Minors who admit to witnessing gang…

Not a single country is doing enough to protect children’s lives and their futures, according to a landmark report from a WHO-UNICEF-Lancet commission.   Despite that bleak assessment, the report urges countries to learn from some countries’ successes.   South Korea, Norway…

Globally, deaths from congenital heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect) have declined 34.5% since 1990. But better diagnosis and treatments driving the improvement aren’t evenly accessible. 

Incarcerated adolescents exhibit a troublingly high lifetime prevalence of mental and physical health challenges—from suicidal ideation to substance use, abnormal cervical screening results, and premature death, according to a Lancet Public Health review.    

Child car seat manufacturer Evenflo marketed its Big Kid booster seat as “side-impact tested,” even though it posed deadly safety risks. A flawed regulatory system meant the company “could make up its own test, and pass itself.”   “The company’s test bar…

While the global health community has mobilized swiftly against the Wuhan coronavirus,  preventable childhood pneumonia kills more than 800,000 children each year—making it more lethal than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

Over 15+ years, Kenya received $72.5 million from the US government to build up its blood safety and transfusion program “nearly from scratch.”   But that funding has tapered off and dried up—and the Kenyan government hasn’t budgeted to fill the gap this year, leaving…

A new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine is high on the agenda at the inaugural Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia in Barcelona this week. Prohibitive costs mean 55 million children remain unvaccinated, many of them in middle-income countries that don’t get cut-rate…