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21 Nov 2019
A World Health Organization (WHO) study warns that the health of over 80% of teenagers worldwide is at risk due to an alarming lack of physical activity, as a result of an increased screen-time usage. According to the latest data, there is a serious...
14 Nov 2019
Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester – the European framework for...
26 Apr 2019
In Serbia, for a long time, one of the main themes is Immunization of children, since in the 2017, the largest epidemic of morbils in the last 25 years has erupted. In the last year in Serbia, the courts issued 119 convictions to parents for failing...
27 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that new initiatives are underway to make NHS staff in the UK better placed to identify children at risk from sexual abuse and exploitation. A new e-learning course 'Seen and Heard' is now freely available to everybody,...
27 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports on the backlash against The Economist triggered by their article deeming certain forms of female genital mutilation acceptable. In a recent article The Economist claims that efforts to eradicate FGM have been unsuccessful and...
20 Aug 2015
TakePart reports on a U.K. study of almost 900 healtchare providers, of which 13% (one in eight) reported having contact with victims of human trafficking in their practies, and most said they did not know how to make referrals or help the victims. ...
16 Apr 2015
'MediaFax' has written a news article on at-home child-rearing. Among poor families, and often in the countryside, children are not brought up according to modern standards (i.e. doctor appointments, modern medication/antibiotics). UNICEF states...

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