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e-bulletin 36 – 7.3 The right to health of the Child

Large numbers of children all over the world face significant health risks, such as infectious and chronic diseases, malnutrition, injuries and the consequences of natural disasters, protracted armed conflicts and poverty. Every year, 4 million babies die within the first month of their life and almost 8 million children under the age of five die from preventable diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, measles and diarrhoea. These general statistics do not reveal the underlying inequalities in health between and within countries. One of the causes of the inequalities is that, in many countries, vulnerable groups of children have no or only...

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e-bulletin 36 – 7.2 Task Force HPH-CA Standards for Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents.

The Task Force HPH-CA (Health Promotion for and with Children of the International Health Promoting Hospitals Network) worked on the finalization of Standards and indicators on health promotion for children and adolescents in Hospitals and Health care services. The Standards and Indicators took inspiration from the concepts, guidelines and outcomes of the WHO Standards for Health Promotion in Hospital (2004) and from the Child Rights-based Approach developed by the UN Agencies (WHO, Unicef, Unesco). The goal of the TF work is to facilitate the measurement of the level of Children’s Health promotion in Hospitals and Healthcare services and...

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e-bulletin 36 – 7.1 Are cars the new tobacco?

Journal of Public Health 2011, 33, 160-169 Douglas MJ, Watkins SJ, Gorman DR, Higgins M. https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/33/2/160/1591440 Though this publication is seven years old, it has been receiving much publicity recently owing to the strong words used recently by Dr Tedros, Director General of WHO https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/27/air-pollution-is-the-new-tobacco-warns-who-head who stated that The simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says Dr Tedros Adhanom   Rita Nathawad reviews the paper here. Are cars the...

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e-bulletin 36 – 6. ISSOP Trainee Group Report

Here are some highlights of what our trainees have been up to over the past few months: In order to better understand the professional background of those interested in social paediatrics, and what it means to them; we created an online survey. We are asking all ISSOP members to complete the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSBC6JJ   Logistics of the mentorship program are being worked out, with the goal to link mentors and mentees in early 2019!   Trainee, Dr. Guddi Singh has been involved in excellent community engagement work in a show that uses state-of-the-art technology to help us see what shapes babies’...

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e-bulletin 36 – 5.2 HIFA posting 25th October: Declaration of Astana charts course to achieve universal health coverage, 40 years since declaration on primary health care in Alma-Ata

Read online: http://www.who.int/news-room/detail/25-10-2018-new-global-commitment-to-primary-health-care-for-all-at-astana-conference 25 October 2018 News Release  Astana, Kazakhstan Countries around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. “Today, instead of health for all, we have health for some,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World...

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