The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More
Women & Children
The Hill: Family planning saves lives, so why did the House cut it? Lisa Bos, director of government relations at World Vision U.S. “…Culture, religion, and myths drive [some families in developing countries] to have many children, regardless of the health impact. Parents lack information about why timing births to a mother’s healthiest years (ages…More
Publication date: October 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 166 Author(s): John Kuumuori Ganle, Isaac Dery, Abubakar A.
Education gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world and is crucial to the overall development of an individual and society at large. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10 percent in developing, low-income countries.
Exposing girls to a baby simulator does not put them off becoming a young parent, study finds.
It is well established that childhood maltreatment (CM) is a risk factor for various mental and substance use disorders.
by Amir Sariaslan, David J. Sharp, Brian M. D’Onofrio, Henrik Larsson, Seena Fazel Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and mortality in children and young adults worldwide. It remains unclear, however, how TBI in childhood and adolescence is associated with adult mortality, psychiatric morbidity, and social outcomes. Methods and Findings In a Swedish birth cohort between 1973 and 1985 of 1,143,470 individuals, we identified all those who had sustained at least one TBI (n = 104,290 or 9.1%) up to age 25 y and their unaffected siblings (n = 68,268) using patient registers.
A simple classroom comment box has finally begun to chip away at the silence that has shrouded pervasive child sexual abuse in India for generations. India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development, in a 2007 study, found that more than half of all children surveyed had suffered some form of sexual abuse but had not
Oilmin Holdings, a logistics management company providing services to the oil, gas, and mining industry in Papua New Guinea, did not employ all that many women, but they had a star performer in Rose. Rose had risen from administrative assistant to office manager in the company’s headquarters in Port Moresby. Her boss at Oilmin wanted her to go further up the chain, but in their industry, the next logical step – and one required for senior management roles – was managing a field site. It required long hours and smarts. Rose was willing and able, but it also meant a very remote location.
Rising rates of childhood obesity have become a pressing issue in public health, threatening both the mental and physical well-being of children.
Objectives To identify and review strategies of providing care for children living with chronic health conditions in low- and middle-income countries.
Sunny skies and beautiful beaches come to mind when you think about the Caribbean. But beyond the turquoise water lies a history of underage marriage, a practice that still lingers throughout the region. My Nani (the Hindi word for maternal grandmother), came from a low-income family from the island of Trinidad. Growing up, she worked on a sugar plantation with her siblings.
by Yan Guo, Shaneda Warren Andersen, Xiao-Ou Shu, Kyriaki Michailidou, Manjeet K. Bolla, Qin Wang, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Roger L. Milne, Marjanka K. Schmidt, Jenny Chang-Claude, Allison Dunning, Stig E. Bojesen, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Irene L