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Multi-sectoral Partnerships for Child Health: Focus on Childhood Pneumonia, Small and Sick Newborns

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Government of India, is organizing its 4th Partners’ Forum in New Delhi from 10 to 13 December 2018. As part of the official programme of the Partners’ Forum, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, CHAI and Save the Children, today, jointly hosted an official side event on “Multi-sectoral Partnerships for Child Health: Accelerating Progress Towards SDGs”. The central focus of the side-event was to stimulate political momentum on small and sick new-borns and childhood pneumonia. 

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Shanmukha Raj, age 13

Among the various categories of Indian children in difficult circumstances, it is estimated that children on the street are the most rapidly growing group in urban India. Like Shanmukha, a major proportion of these children fall into the age group of 6-14 years. Children living on the streets usually beg or work to support their families, which earn an insufficient income and are frequently underemployed or unemployed. Additionally, the unregulated market still demands cheap labour from minors, which makes potential breadwinners out of children, especially in the case of unclaimed or orphaned children.
 

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Save the Children and Twinkle Khanna Kick off Awareness Programme on Adolescent and Menstrual Health

Save the Children and Twinkle Khanna Kick off Awareness Programme on Adolescent and Menstrual Health

Celebrated author, newspaper columnist, film producer and former Bollywood star Twinkle Khanna has joined forces with Save the Children to promote rights to menstrual hygiene and adolescent health among children and the communities. Twinkle Khanna today visited slums in Govandi, where Save the Children and its partner agency Apnalaya, undertook an awareness programme, to interact with adolescents from the community. She encouraged and felicitated children who are ‘Hygiene Champions’ applauded their efforts to break taboos around the subject and bring about a behavioral change in the community.
 

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Early Childhood Care & Development is Key to Disaster Readiness for Children in India

Early Childhood Care & Development is Key to Disaster Readiness for Children in India

Save the Children and Jamia Milia Islamia, inaugurated the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Development and Emergencies: Way Forward

This conference is organised in response to contextual and systemic challenges that contribute to low disaster response and management, child protection or right to education. The outcome of the conference will be a draft policy brief highlighting the key issues and recommendations.

 

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Pneumonia to Kill Nearly 11 Million Children by 2030

Pneumonia to Kill Nearly 11 Million Children by 2030

Pneumonia is on course to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals.

Bidisha Pillai, CEO, Save the Children, 
said:“It beggars belief that close to a million children are dying every year from a disease that we have the knowledge and resources to defeat. There is a vaccine available, and a course of antibiotics costs just Rs. 30."
 

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