A child under 15 dies every 15 seconds. That’s the stark message from a major new report which lays bare the disparities of the global urban-rural divide affecting children.
The vast majority of the 6.3 million...Read more
Child autism rates in Bangladesh are twice as high in cities and towns than in the countryside, according to a new study.
Researchers in the capital Dhaka examined the health of more than 38,000 children in...Read more
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...Read more
Children addicted to video games could be suffering from ‘gaming disorder’, a term now officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a mental illness.
This new term is included in the latest version of...Read more
Governments and city leaders are being urged to act on a report which says road traffic accidents and air pollution are killing over 350,000 children globally every year.
Countries around the world are aware of the...Read more
Pollution has been linked to a ‘startling’ 16 per cent of all premature deaths – many of them children – with the majority in low-to-middle income countries.
Researchers believe it’s a figure which highlights society’s failure...Read more
UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued fresh guidelines for health professionals on how they can support women to breastfeed.
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding complement the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which was launched by...Read more
Children with eyesight problems in Chinese cities could reap the benefits of an inspiring new volunteer service. The Shanghai Eye Love Service Center is the brainchild of Gong Yi, who is using her own experiences...Read more
The cities of tomorrow must be built on strategies for energy-efficiency, clean transport and better waste management to ensure they are clean and safe for all who grow up, live and work there.
That’s the passionate...Read more
Between 19-21st of April, the United General Assembly is holding a Special Session on the World Drug Problem. This is the most important discussion on the global drug policy in the past 20 years. While...Read more
Often parents tend to promote autonomous behaviours through the promotion of tasks such as riding a bicycle unassisted and without trainer wheels, and even making decisions about what food to have at certain meal-times. However,...Read more