Tag: children


Pfizer Gets Approval To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 in the United States. This move will allow for more people in the country to be vaccinated and a faster return to normalcy. To date, over 260 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S., but demand […]


Woman Gives Birth To Nine Children

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth by cesarean section to four boys and five girls in Morocco after Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. Cisse experienced heaving bleeding and was given a blood transfusion after giving birth at […]


PAHO Study Finds Major Gaps In Countries’ Actions To Prevent Violence Against Children And Adolescents In The Americas

A first-of-its-kind analysis of country data on violence against children and adolescents in the Americas reports that while the region has taken important action, serious gaps in prevention and response leave many children behind. The problem has gained new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data indicate that the pandemic is associated with increasing risk of domestic violence, including violence […]


Bahamas — No More Sugary Drinks!

Bahamas’ Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands has recently announced that his government will be acting to ban all sugary drinks from all government healthcare facilities and public schools.  He said the ban will become effective on December 1, 2019. Dr. Sands lamented the fact the ban did not come sooner as the country is becoming more and more unhealthy. […]


Jamaica — Children Get Free Eye Exams

Hundreds of children from St. Mary have benefited from free eye examinations at vision clinics staged by the Issa Trust Foundation. The clinics, held in collaboration with the Lions Club of Michigan and the Vision Mission Team of Altoona, Iowa, were held recently in Oracabessa. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Foundation, Diane Pollard, told reporters that 887 […]


UNICEF Laments World Leaders Failure

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a press release has stated that the futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, while world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable. “Children living in conflict zones around the world have continued to suffer through extreme levels of violence over the past 12 months, […]


Reading Stories Aloud To Young Children

Reading aloud to young children at home by a family member can be a beneficial engagement in the success of the child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional life. It builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Also, it can help children to cope during times of stress or anxiety. Read early and read often as experts suggest. Babies can enjoy listening to the […]


UNICEF Voiced Concern About Violence Against Children

UNICEF (United Nations Children Fund) has expressed serious concern about the level of violence against children globally. The organization raised its concern in a new global report titled, “A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents,” released on Tuesday. It uses the latest data to show that globally children experience violence across all stages of childhood and […]


UNICEF: Children Trafficking In The Aftermath Of Nepal Earthquakes

At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, said UNICEF. The children’s organization is collaborating with the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare and Central Child Welfare Board, as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Nepal […]


Top 10 Countries To Be A Mother

According to the Save the Children’s annual State of the world’s Mothers report, the top 10 countries to be a mother are: Norway Finland Iceland Denmark Sweden Netherlands Spain Germany Australia Belgium The Save the Children’s latest report indexes the well-being of mothers and children in 179 countries – more than in any previous year. Norway, Finland and Iceland top […]