Tag: children’s health
Save the Children has a pretty nifty project going on (a beneficiary is pictured above) in northeastern Kenya that not only gets locally produced milk to malnourished children and pregnant/breastfeeding women, but also seeks to strengthen the region’s entire milk-production chain. I wrote about it while profiling Karl Frey, a Save technical advisor to the [...]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Africa, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: child nutrition, children's health, Kenya, malnutrition, Mennonites, milk, Save the Children
IRIN, the UN humanitarian news and analysis service, has a report this morning that gives some context to the emergency playing out in Somalia. Here are the first paragraphs of the story, but it’s well worth reading the entire report to get a deeper understanding of what Somalis are facing. Really, has there ever been a [...]
Posted: July 26th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, International Criminal Court, Natural disaster, United Nations, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: child malnutrition, children's health, Drought, famine, Refugee camps, refugees, Somalia
It comes from the nongovernmental organization Handicap International. Considering all of the crush injuries that resulted in amputations what this group did and didn’t accomplish on the ground addresses a critical aspect of this anniversary event. Read the report here.
Posted: January 11th, 2011 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian.
Tags: amputations, children's health, disabilities, earthquake, Haiti, Haiti earthquake, Handicap International, prostheses
It’s the NGO’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report and it’s just out and available here from Save the Children. A cause being important and worthy, and a product about it, such as this report, coming from a well-regarded organization, doesn’t mean journalists and others will automatically give them attention. Advocates who want attention [...]
Posted: May 4th, 2010 under Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Foreign policy, Global health, Middle East, NGOs, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: child well-being, children's health, international economic development, maternal health, NGOs, Save the Children, women's well-being
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 12 February 2010 (IRIN) - Some 300,000 people suffered physical injury during Haiti’s devastating earthquake, but as a day of national mourning was marked exactly one month later, the full extent of the hidden, psychological damage is still unclear in a country with the most rudimentary of mental health infrastructures. ”We are faced with an [...]
Posted: February 15th, 2010 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Global health, Natural disaster, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: children's health, earthquake, Haiti, mental health, psychosocial, vulnerable children
I’ve been wanting to give a roundup (since even before the NY Times did its story on kids, she says with pride and procrastination) of how Haitian children are doing post-earthquake. So here’s a roundup of info and the activities of some non-governmental and international groups whose work I respect.
First, though, I need to comment [...]
Posted: January 30th, 2010 under Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural dsaster, United Nations, development aid, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: children's health, children's rights, earthquake, foreign aid, Haiti, natural disasters
Stef Schiffer commented on my previous post about what Concern Worldwide was doing for World Malaria Day, arguing that bed nets was just a Western feel-good initiative. The comment included this site, with a well-done video. Thanks to Stef for telling me about it. The people on the video, many of them first- and second-generation Africans, make a good [...]
Posted: April 26th, 2009 under Africa, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Uganda, Uncategorized, development aid, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: bed nets, children's health, Concern Worldwide, Malaria, malaria vaccines, mosquito nets, Western aid campaigns, World Malaria Day
Thought I’d reprint a press release that i just got from the United States chapter of Irish NGO, Concern Worldwide, to illustrate how one organization is trying to combat the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
The secret weapon in fight against global killer
April 25 is World Malaria Day
Malaria kills up to 1 million people each year—mostly children [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2009 under Africa, Global health, NGOs, development aid, human rights, international children's issues.
Tags: children’s health, Concern Worldwide, diarrhea, Malaria, mosquito nets, Rwanda, sub-Saharan Africa