The World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Since then, transmission was identified in 18 countries Read More
Infant & Child Health
Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Ernestina Coast, Susan F.
Objectives To quantify maternal obesity as a risk factor for caesarean delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
Parenting style is one potential contributor to the development of adolescents’ cognitions, self-esteem and emotional problems.
Objective To provide estimates of HIV-free survival at 12-24 months in breastfed children by maternal ART (6 months or lifelong) to inform WHO HIV and Infant Feeding guidelines.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Girls in Guinea cut at earlier age as female support for FGM rises: U.N. “Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations…More
Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: How Americans help Africans fight HIV Zeda Rosenberg, founding chief executive of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly reduce new infections among vulnerable girls and women so they can stay healthy and thrive. … There will be no silver bullet…More
Publication date: May 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 157 Author(s): Amber A.
Publication date: May 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 157 Author(s): Daniel J.
This post is part of the #ProtectingKids story roundup. Read all the stories here. The Bunaseke Health Center in the remote Mount Elgon ranges of Uganda went two years without a refrigerator. That might seem unremarkable to some, but clinics need refrigerators to keep many vaccines cold and potent. A refrigerator can save a life. Without […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field6 infographics: How the world is making malaria history ;
This post is part of the #ProtectingKids story roundup. Read all the stories here. The most moving case I have ever encountered as a pediatrician came early in my career. The patient was a baby girl called Sol.
Child neglect is a major public health problem.
Our package of community-based interventions did not reduce under-5 mortality in rural Guinea-Bissau. The short timeframe and other trial limitations might have affected our results. Community-based health promotion and basic first-line services in fragile contexts with weak secondary health service infrastructure might be insufficient to reduce child deaths.
In Australia, 61.5 % of children aged 3–4 attend Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs.
by Jenny E. Myers, Edward D. Johnstone In this Perspective on the study by Hannah Knight and colleagues, Jenny Myers and Edward Johnstone consider the implications of negative findings in a variable setting in which adverse events are rare.