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Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
et al
2010

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This resource consists of 14 chapters filled with practical information about how to ensure children’s rights to survival, growth, development and well-being. The topics address pregnancy, childbirth, major childhood illnesses, child development, early learning, parenting, protection, and care and support of children. The messages it contains are based on human rights, particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The resource aims to provide families and communities with the information they need to save and improve the lives of children. Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and young people can refer to this practical source of information for answers to their questions related to childbearing and getting children off to the best start in life. The website includes a link to an interactive site for posting comments, sharing experiences and materials and discussing relevant issues

The state of the world's children : special edition

BRAZIER, Chris
et al
November 2009

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This report celebrates 20 years of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. Chapters consider the timeless relevance of the convention; offer essays on a number of different perspectives on the convention; and look at the challenges for making the convention a reality in the 21st century. The online pack includes the report, statistics, panels, photo panels, a video and a press centre

Advocacy for change : lessons from Guatemala, Brazil, and USA

LEON, Rosario
Ed
2009

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This resource summarises a systematization of advocacy experiences related to the status of youth (in Guatemala), the right to education (in Brazil) and farming (in the United States). The systematizations allowed the actors involved to consider the evolution of the experiences and to identify lessons and insights for future interventions. The Guatemala systematization product was documented in writing and film, the US experience in writing, and the Brazil experience in film

World health statistics 2009

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2009

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This book contains WHO’s annual compilation of data from its 193 Member States, and includes a summary of progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and targets. This edition also contains a new section on reported cases of selected infectious diseases. An online version of this publication and metadata describing the sources, estimation methods and the quality of estimates is available at http://www.who.int/statistics. The online version will be regularly updated as new data become available during 2009

The state of the world's children 2009

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
December 2008

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The 2009 report ..."examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children. "The report outlines the latest paradigms in health programming and policies for mothers and newborns, and explores policies, programmes and partnerships aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health. Africa and Asia are a key focus for this report, which complements the previous year's issue on child survival." The report can be downloaded as a PDF or a multi-media version is also available in four languages

Young voices : young people’s views of inclusive education

LEWIS, Ingrid
2007

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This short film and accompanying booklet students with and without disabilities who have participated in the Young Voices activities, provide their personal perspectives of inclusive education. The schools were partners in inclusive education projects with the Atlas Alliance
This resource would be useful for people interested in inclusive education issues in Eastern Africa

Overview of children living with HIV/AIDS

BOWSKY, Sarah
2004

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A PowerPoint presentation showing some key statistics on global HIV/AIDS estimates on children under 15, and the estimated impact of HIV/AIDS on under-five mortality rates and on the infant and child survival. The presentation also looks at how children become infected with HIV and why they die so young. Current responses are listed with a look at the contiuum of care followed by some key challenges. Finally the medical, nursing and psychosocial needs of children are presented

Resource availability and the funding gap

GUTIERREZ, J
BERTOZZI, J
2004

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This power-point presentation is an overview of the sources through which funding flows. It tracks the unmet need for HIV/AIDS funding including estimates of what is required to tackle the crisis effectively. There is a look at ways of estimating the amount available, the projected resources available and projected sources of funding. Conclusions suggest that there is a growing resource gap, which unless funding is increased means that by 2007, the needs of over half the people affected by HIV and AIDS will not be met

Supporting early childhood development (ECD) in HIV/AIDS programs for Africa

EMING YOUNG, Mary
2003

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This PowerPoint presentation is a good overview of reasons why it is important to address early childhood development (ECD) in HIV/AIDS programmes for Africa; what policy makers need to know about ECD in relation to HIV/AIDS; and how governments can partner with civil society to support ECD HIV/AIDS interventions. It examines the potential negative consequences for a child born in an AIDS affected community, and how ECD programs benefit communities. The potential direct beneficiaries are identified and finally an ECD HIV/AIDS policy package is suggested

A dialogue on ICTs and poverty : the Harvard Forum

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
2003

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In September 2003, 30 experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how ICTs can help to reduce poverty. These multimedia files give a brief survey of their discussions, concerns and conclusions

HIV/AIDS : issues affecting the young child

EDWARDS, Morris
2002

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This PowerPoint presentation looks at the impact and scale of HIV/AIDS on the young, and the health and social aspects of HIV/AIDS. The focus on very young chldren focuses on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. The presentation also makes recommendations for advocacy to ensure the non-discrimination of children living with HIV/AIDS and their access to health care, education and social services and benefits

ECD and HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

WORLD BANK

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This PowerPoint presentation takes a specific look at Early Childhood Development (ECD) and HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. It initially considers the statistics around HIV infection of babies and infants and the number of children orphaned by AIDS. There are a high number of child headed households and street children. There are few interventions that comprehensively target the ECD section. The major problems are presented as high levels of stigma and discrimination, the lack of adult care and provision of basic needs to child headed households, limited technical skills in counselling, medical care and home care of children affected by AIDS. Existing interventions are fragmented and coordination and M&E is weak. Existing interventions are usefully listed and finally future perspectives are given

How stuff works

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This website has articles, graphics and videos that contain easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. The 15 broad topics include: communication, computers, electronics, food, geography, health and science. It would be useful for engaging non-scientists of all ages with scientific issues

The naked scientists : science radio and naked science podcasts

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The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public and to all age groups. In addition to a weekly radio show and a public lecture series, the group has put together this website to allow their resources to be accessible world-wide. It includes articles, podcasts, kitchen science, book reviews and a science forum

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