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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...
08 Oct 2019
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has prepared a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on children’s right to a healthy environment, in advance of its 2020 annual meeting on this topic. The impact of environmental...
06 Oct 2019
A recent study conducted by the University of Birmingham shows that children who are victims of various forms of child abuse or neglect are four times more prone to mental illnesses such as psychoses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder than those...
16 Sep 2019
A recent study published in The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is caused by 'doubt control', and not by obsessions formed in childhood; it comes from a feeling...
04 Sep 2019
Based on the World Health Organisation research Greece’s new government plans to increase vaccination rates as measles exits again in the country. The Minister of Health plans to raise awareness and to improve vaccine coverage of the population. “...
13 Aug 2019
New research from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has revealed that air pollution is responsible for 33 percent of all new asthma cases among children in Europe each year. The team reported that nearly 200,000 cases could be...
03 Jun 2019
Kosovo has the highest child vaccination rates in Europe, according to a report by the Kosovo Institute of National Health (IKSHPK), which was published in early June. As Europe faces outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, the child...
27 May 2019
Eurochild member, Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso Foundation (NSBSFoundation), which has promoted health and child development for all since 1951, is behind this award-winning project. The Foundation promotes healthy child development through: health...
29 Mar 2019
When children act out, it is most likely due to the fact that they are struggling to understand complex emotions, and they cannot find a better way to release their feelings. For this reason, schools in England have started to introduce mindfulness...
18 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria announced that the Health and Sport Directorates of the Municipality of Varna will launch eight new health programs this year. Among them is the Hippotherapy and Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities...

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