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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:50

Africa's Health Challenge is a Human Rights Issue

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Johannesburg — Access to health is a human right. The Constitution of the World Health Organization states that "the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being".

JUBA/NAIROBI, December 15, 2017 - South Sudan is in the throes of a tragedy for children that affects more than half the child population - victims of malnutrition, disease, forced recruitment, violence and the loss of schooling - UNICEF said in a report released today.

Banjul, 13 December 2017 - The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with the Gambia Judiciary, is organizing a two-day refresher course for Magistrates in the Gambia, with focus on the application of international human rights law in judicial practice.

Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC) - An Africa in which every child lives in dignity

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:01

How do traumatic experiences influence children?

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December 12, 2017 - Raija-Leena Punamäki, PhD, is a psychologist and professor at the University of Tampere, Finland. Punamäki’s basic research question concerns how traumatic experiences—especially those related to family and maternal trauma—influence the parent-infant relationship, in addition to the infant’s emotional and cognitive development. In an interview with the Jacobs Foundation she explains how maternal prenatal exposure to weapons-related heavy metals influences child development.

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