Category: Children

Children are the key to building strong and healthy communities but many are affected by HIV, AIDS, TB and other health problems.

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AIDS 2012: Supporting young people living with HIV

KC Ian Hodgson on discussions at AIDS 2012 on young people living with HIV. ...

Child marriage, rape and lack of education a reality for Zimbabwe girls, finds Plan

For girls and young women in Zimbabwe to better access education, support and protection, investment must increase, according to a newly released stud ...

Uganda pledges to protect the rights of vulnerable children

In June 2010, Uganda’s orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) received USD $22.9 million through a five year USAID funded project called Strength ...

Shame: the ‘married’ life of 65,000 Ugandan children aged 10-14

By Deusdedit Ruhangariyo Culture in Uganda forbids adolescents to talk about sex and yet they know much about it and they are playing it. The result ...

Caring for sick children in Kenya is cost effective, says study

A new study by KEMRI Wellcome Trust Researchers however suggests that the Emergency Triage and Treatment Plus (ETAT +) approach can be a cost effectiv ...

How the first 1000 days are crucial for a child’s health

Concern Worldwide's 1000 Days Campaign is more than just a clever marketing tactic; it calls attention to ‘the window of vulnerability’ for children i ...

When the sun stopped shining: the story of a mother!

Despite her easy disposition Mary Adhiambo is a woman from Kenya who has been through pain and trauma. As women all over the world marked Mother’s Day ...

‘We have ARVs but we cannot test’

Five clinics in Kafue district in Zambia are experiencing a serious shortage of dry blood spot (DBS) cards used for HIV testing in children under the ...

Anyese Night Madina’s story

Anyese Night Madina every day brings a child who is evidently very sick on the streets of Kampala to beg for money. It is true that most people feel s ...

Child death rate declines three times faster in Millennium Villages, Lancet study finds

Lancet findings on the nine Millennium Villages in Africa shows the under five mortality rate to be declining three times faster in these villages com ...
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