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UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty

Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact, a new...

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WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign  carried out by the authorities alongside...

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The cost to stop women dying in childbirth by 2030? 46 military aircrafts

Countries need about $264 billion - the equivalent cost of 110 military aircrafts - to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all...

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Kenya pledges to end FGM by 2022 - ahead of global target

Kenya’s president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women’s rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence...

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‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease

Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding ...

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25 years on from landmark conference, millions of women and girls still in danger: UN deputy chief

The UN Deputy Secretary-General has called for gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights to be integrated at the heart of global efforts to achieve a sustainable...

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60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support

United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support...

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England: Domestic abuse 'biggest threat to child protection'

Domestic violence, family conflict and drink and drug abuse are the biggest drivers of the rise in child-protection cases in England, says the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Teen self-harm tied to higher risk of ER visits, suicide attempts

Teens who visit the emergency room for self-harm injuries have a higher risk of repeat ER visits for self-harm and suicide attempts and a higher mortality risk than their peers, a...

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UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria

The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-...

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In Indonesia, 'bride kidnapping' tradition fuels child marriage despite new ban

Fifteen minutes into their first date, Indonesian teenager Helma Yani received a marriage proposal from a boy she had just met. He spirited her away to a relative’s house and a...

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Pediatricians told child assent is an important, moral obligation

Doctors should always ask for a child’s consent before treating them, and they should apologize when they proceed against the child’s objections, argues a new commentary aimed at...

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Babies at higher risk for ADHD, autism if pregnant moms took acetaminophen

Babies born to women who used acetaminophen late in pregnancy may be at increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

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Tiniest preemies born at special hospitals have better survival odds

Extremely premature infants born at hospitals lacking the specialized care they need are more likely to die or suffer severe brain damage, a UK study suggests.

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Two of three polio viruses eradicated in 'historic' step: WHO

The World Health Organization welcomed an “historic step” toward a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified that the second of three types of the crippling virus...

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