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The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

6 March 2017. More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say … Ver más

WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

November 2016. Within the continuum of reproductive health care, antenatal care (ANC) provides a platform for important healthcare functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. It has been established that, by implementing timely and appropriate evidence-based practices, ANC can save lives. Endorsed, by the UN Secretary-General, this is a comprehensive WHO guideline … Ver más

Pneumonia

September 2016. Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide. Pneumonia killed 920 136 children under the age of 5 in 2015, accounting for 16% of all deaths of children under five years old. Pneumonia affects children and families everywhere, but is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Children … Ver más

International lead poisoning prevention week of action

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Women infected with Zika can breastfeed

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Childhood obesity an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing world: WHO

CTV NEWS. Ginebra, Suiza. 25 de enero de 2016.Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an “exploding nightmare” in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under five has nearly doubled since 1990, a WHO commission said Monday. For more information, Click Here


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Only 15% of fathers sing, tell stories and read with their children Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.


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Early childhood education project was launched Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.



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