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Save the Children Participated in a Workshop  on ‘Using Evidence to Improve Child Well-being in India’

Save the Children Participated in a Workshop on ‘Using Evidence to Improve Child Well-being in India’

Save the Children along with UNICEF India & The Campbell Collaboration was a part of a workshop on ‘Using Evidence to Improve Child Wellbeing in India’ on 14 December 2018
This event explored what evidence is available and how it is being used, drawing on experiences from around the world and across India.

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Pre-Forum Side Event: “Multi-sectoral Partnerships for Child Health: Accelerating Progress Towards SDGs”

Pre-Forum Side Event: “Multi-sectoral Partnerships for Child Health: Accelerating Progress Towards SDGs”

Save the Children, along with World Health Organization (WHO) Clinton Health Access Initiative USAID India and UNICEF India, 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 as a part of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health 2018.

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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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