Vitamin A deficiency affects almost half of under-5s in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but distribution has reached a 6-year low, UNICEF has reported.

Does poverty affect early childhood development? An unprecedented study launching next month investigates the developmental effects on children of low-income mothers who receive an unconditional monthly payment of $333 for their child’s first 3 years.

The WHO says it will decide by 2019 whether to recommend routine antibiotics for infants in poor countries after a large study—known as the Mordor trial—revealed that receiving 2 annual doses of antibiotics reduced infant mortality by as much as 25%.

CUGH, NPR’s Goats and Soda Blog, and Global Health NOW of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Global Health selected two winning entries from over 150 thought-provoking entries. It’s the fourth year of our annual competition, which seeks to identify and give a platform to…

Multiple childhood vaccinations do not have the knock-on effects many anti-vaxxers fear.

Growing access to postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Vietnam has seen rabies cases decline 82% from 1994-2016—but some pregnant and breastfeeding women still avoid it, with deadly consequences.

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales argues that children have the right to work. In 2014 he lowered the minimum working age for children from 14 to 10 at home. At 12 children can work for others.Child labor is an economic lifeline for many families in Bolivia, where 850,000…

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

Somalia’s government is detaining and torturing children linked to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, according to a Human Rights Watch report released yesterday.

Despite overall improvements in infant health, startling numbers of infants in West and Central Africa don’t make it past their first month.