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I was very encouraged and surprised to see the number of countries that are now performing in the top tier that also have significant levels of child poverty. They are the not the Nordic utopia of Finland that you hear about.
Children’s Drama Promotes Peer Education on Bednet Use in Ghana
In 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) project piloted a new school-based drama program in Ghana. The dramas emphasized the importance of sleeping under an insecticide-treated bed net to prevent malaria and of receiving prompt treatment with anti-malaria medication when symptoms occur. The dramas were conducted at eight schools in two districts of Ghana’s Eastern Region and accompanied net distribution to children in primary years two and six. This video shows scenes from a drama performed at Somanya Methodist Primary School, Yilo Krobo District, Eastern Region, Ghana, in September 2012.
ProMPT has worked with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to strengthen malaria prevention and treatment services in the country. ProMPT is funded under the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC).
Violence and chaos on the streets of Egypt today, but remarkable kids like this give you hope for the country’s future.
Mar. 21, 2013 via El Wady News
In Cape Town, 17-year-old Sive is head of the family. And he’s got a funeral to plan.
Today on the show: the latest installment of Anders Kelto’s School Year series, on growing up fast in South Africa.
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Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children
A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.
These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.
Host Marco Werman speaks with the study’s lead author, Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.