Childrens health

Mich. vaccination waivers down 39% under new policy – WZZM13.com

Friday, January 29, 2016

child vaccinations generic (Photo: naumoid, Dmitry Naumov) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — New numbers out Thursday show Michigan is improving when it comes to vaccination rates. Last January, a new policy from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services started requiring parents to get vaccination waivers from a health care worker or the county health department instead of their child’s school. This requirement included one-on-one counseling about vaccinations. Jack…

Ventura, Danks visit Lurie Children’s Hospital – Chicago Sun-Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

National & World News Santorum, Gilmore blame media for combined 0.3 percent support

State Lawmaker Moves To Nix Popular Vaccination Waiver – Wisconsin Public Radio News

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Kosair Children’s Hospital gets $1 million gift – Louisville Business First

Friday, January 29, 2016

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First birthday finds high demand, growth plans for Baptist children’s hospital in Memphis – Memphis Commercial Appeal

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital opened one year ago, plans called for 18 children a day arriving in its emergency room. In fact, “from the moment we opened, we averaged 40 a day,” said Anita Vaughn, chief executive officer…

CAR: UNICEF constructs temporary school for displaced children – AfricaNews

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Close to 5000 children at the Mpoko refugee camp in the Central African Republic can have access to education in an institution constructed by UNICEF. “We want to teach these children how to write, read and count. Once they leave this refugee camp they can further their studies in other schools,” Chancelin Willy-Bono, principal of the Mpoko refugees camp school said. The school has also been drilling children on the…

First birthday finds high demand, growth plans for Baptist children’s hospital in Memphis – Memphis Commercial Appeal

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital opened one year ago, plans called for 18 children a day arriving in its emergency room. In fact, “from the moment we opened, we averaged 40 a day,” said Anita Vaughn, chief executive officer…

UNICEF Appeal for N. Korea Comes Amid Tensions Over Nuclear Test – Voice of America

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The U.N. Children’s Fund is appealing for humanitarian aid for North Korea, amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test. The U.N. agency is calling for $18 million for this year’s effort to provide assistance for about 6.9 million people, including 1.7 million children, in North Korea. UNICEF’s plan calls for the agency to put $8.5 million in aid for nutrition, $4.5 million for health,…

New Erlanger Children’s Hospital outpatient center is part one of $300 million expansion plan – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Total cost: $35 million Erlanger contributes: $11.5 million Public contributes: $23.5 million Raised so far: $8 million Announcing they already have raised about a third of the money they will need, Erlanger Health System officials Wednesday kicked off their public fundraising drive to build a new $35 million Children’s Hospital outpatient center. They also showed off final drawings for the ambitious project,…

OHSU joins effort to raise vaccination rates – Portland Business Journal (blog)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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UNICEF launches humanitarian appeal of $2 billion for children – Pravda

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Geneva, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF today launched an appeal for raising $2 billion designed to serve 43 million children in emergency humanitarian situation throughout the world – The crisis in Syria increases the needs for emergency education For the first time, most of the collections obtained – 25 percent – will be dedicated to children’s education in emergency situations. This year UNICEF forecasts a great increase…

Fred Hutch joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsing HPV vaccination – Fred Hutch News Service

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SEATTLE – Jan. 27, 2016 – In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has joined with the 68 other U.S. National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased vaccination in adolescent girls and boys for the prevention of many types of HPV-related cancers in adulthood. The virus, which is sexually transmitted, impacts nearly all men…

HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation – Journalist’s Resource

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Gardasil-9 — a vaccine that protects against nine of the most common strains of HPV…

California’s vaccination rates show law is working: Editorial – LA Daily News

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

California’s new child vaccination law doesn’t go into effect until July, but new data released last week by the state Department of Health indicate it’s already working. It’s great news for Californians and public health officials who were alarmed that the decline in state vaccination rates threatened to make it easier for communicable diseases to take hold and spread. California’s vaccination rate for kindergartners at…

UNICEF launches US $2.8 billion appeal to meet the needs of children in crisis – News-Medical.net

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In the Pacific Islands, many children don’t have enough safe water to drink and their education has been interrupted as result of the severe, ongoing El Niño. Meanwhile, children in DPR Korea are struggling to recover from drought, and children in Myanmar are trapped in ongoing internal conflicts. These are just some of the children in the region caught in a series of conflicts and natural disasters, who need…

UNICEF launches US$2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children – UNICEF (press release)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

GENEVA, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide. For the first time ever, the largest portion of the appeal – 25 per cent – is going towards educating children in emergencies.  This year UNICEF plans to dramatically increase the number of children in crises who are given access to education – from 4.9 million at…

Lewiston students shop for children’s hospital – Beatrice Daily Sun

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The community of Lewiston and its local school were asked to give. They delivered. A sixth grader, three fifth graders and a teacher of Lewiston Consolidated Schools organized a recent fundraising effort for the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha that resulted in 600 donated clothing items and $245 spent on activities for the patients. “This was completely their idea,” said Debbie Goossen, the school librarian and instructor of…

UNICEF Seeks $18 Million for Children in North Korea – TIME

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UNICEF is seeking $18 million in relief funds to help about 25,000 children in North Korea who are suffering from severe and acute malnutrition. The children are believed to have been impacted by last year’s drought, which cut crop production by a fifth the Guardian reports. Aid workers are also grappling with an increase in diarrhea among children under the age of 5 in drought-affected areas, lack of access to…

HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation – Journalist’s Resource

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Gardasil-9 — a vaccine that protects against nine of the most common strains of HPV…