The UN has named and shamed countries including Yemen, Syria, and the DRC in its annual survey of nations’ failures to protect children. The roundup, which tracks failures across 6 categories, counted over 10,000 children killed or maimed in armed conflicts last year, and…
Up to 22% of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be prevented with minor improvements to air quality, according to a new study published in Nature.
Separating children from their parents, as we’re seeing at the US/Mexico border, leads to serious, long-term consequences, Paul Spiegel of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explained in a C-SPAN interview yesterday. The Trump administration’s “zero…
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It’s projected that in some European countries, over 1 in 3 adults will be obese by 2025—and the risk factors begin mounting before birth.
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.