Children and child welfare in the News

The articles listed below include news about children and child welfare issues from locations across the world. This is page 2 of 29.

Armed conflict disrupts children's lives

Children living in areas of armed conflict face unprecedented threats to their health, education and well-being. A recent UNICEF report mentions incidents in which schools and education personnel h...

12 Jun '13 | Child Welfare | International

Focus on reduction of child undernutrition and stunting

The Nutrition for Growth event in London on 8 Jun 2013 concentrated on reducing stunting and other effects of undernutrition worldwide. UNICEF pledged to continue its investment in strengthening nu...

08 Jun '13 | Child Undernutrition | International

Children with disabilities need and deserve inclusion

State of the Worlds Children Report 2013 - Children with disabilities should not be excluded but given the same opportunities as all other children. That includes registration at birth, health care...

30 May '13 | Child Welfare

Regulation of junk food advertising on Children's TV in the UK

Effect of UK regulation of TV advertising of junk food directed at children on TV adverts of food products actually broadcast in UK. Research from Liverpool University shows minimal impact of regul...

02 Oct '12 | Child Welfare

Specialist nurses for children with epilepsy

The first UK national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people has revealed that fewer than half of children with epilepsy have access to a specialist nurse. Epilepsy can be a very dist...

25 Sep '12 | Nursing | UK

Violence against children in northern Mali

Reports of children are being killed or injured by explosive devices, recruited into armed groups and subjected to sexual abuse including rape in northern Mali. Closure of most of the schools in th...

06 Jul '12 | Child Welfare | Mali

Improvements for women & children in Afghanistan

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) report released on 27 Jun 2012 reports significant improvements to the health, education and well-being of women and children in Afghanistan. These incl...

27 Jun '12 | Education | Afghanistan

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

UNICEF reports on outlook for Horn of Africa

Despite recent improvements, the outlook for the Horn of Africa remains uncertain. It is estimated that at present more than 8 million people need emergency assistance. Children need adequate nutri...

11 Apr '12 | Famine | International

Abnormal copies of chromosomes in the cells of ependymoma tumours

Recent medical research considering abnormal copies of chromosomes in the cells of ependymoma tumours may lead to a new diagnostic test to allow specialists to identify children at the highest risk...

29 Mar '12

Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The Millennium DEvelopment Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of the world's human population without access to safe drinking water has been achieved and exceeded well in advance of the 2015 targ...

06 Mar '12 | Millennium Development Goals | International

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Children like colourful foods

Children like colourful foods. That is one conclusion from recent research at Cornell University (New York State, USA). While the results of this study may seem unsurprising, it is interesting to f...

05 Jan '12 | Nutrition | USA

Three new eczema genes discovered

Three new genetic variants associated with the skin condition eczema, a chronic inflammatory disease, have recently been identified as a result of research carried out at Bristol University (Englan...

28 Dec '11

Benefits of Vitamin A supplements for children

Vitamin A could increase child health in low and middle income countries according to a recent study announched by scientists from Oxford University and Aga Khan University, Pakistan. The research ...

25 Aug '11 | Vitamin A | Oxford, UK

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