A quarter of Brazil’s cities are not providing enough vital vaccinations for protecting children and infants, claims an independent study of the 2017 National Immunisation Program. The national program is a preventive strategy of the Brazilian Public Health System, and current targets are 95 per cent coverage for innoculations against polio, measles and meningities. However, Brazil’s Ministry of Health considers...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Building free and accessible playgrounds in Brazil

By donating free and accessible playgrounds, the Brazil-based ALPAPATO Project is creating valuable opportunities for children – both with and without disabilities – to connect through play. Julia Zvobgo, Community Manager of Child in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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EU-wide mercury ban in children’s fillings

European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Air pollution is killing children in African cities

Far fewer infants in sub-Saharan African cities would die through pollution if just small changes like using cleaner fuels were made to air quality, says a new study. Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Child migrant rights part of EU Charter

A framework for protecting the rights of EU migrant children forms part of a new report on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.  The European Commission has published its annual report on the charter, which brings together...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy