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Hands of African Children Cupped under Tap Drinking Water Malnutrition. Hands of African black boys and girls with water pouring from a tap. It affects people and especially children in Africa.

South African policy isn’t connecting child nutrition and sanitation

Posted on Aug 12, 2020 by The Conversation

in South Africa, where around 25% of children under the age of three years are stunted. The situation ...

Lockdown ‘could have damaged the eyesight of thousands of children’

Posted on Aug 11, 2020 by Watch This

Specialists from various countries have analysed the data from over 170 000 children

Children under 5 can spread COVID-19 – study

Posted on Aug 7, 2020 by Living & Loving

A new study published by the American Medical Association in its journal Pediatrics has revealed that children younger ...

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Paediatricians speak out against school closures

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 by A4W Contributor

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South ...

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Traumatic breastfeeding experiences are the reason we must continue to promote it

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 by The Conversation

All the pain, regret and anger that mothers feel is the reason we need to shout so loudly ...

5 Ways to keep your children’s immune systems strong

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by A4W Contributor

We’re halfway through winter and no doubt us parents are paying much more attention to our children’s immune ...

AUCKLAND - JUNE 09 2014:Newborn Infant (Naomi Ben-Ari age 0) during hearing screening.Significant hearing loss is the most common disorder at birth. Approximately 1%-2% of newborns are affected.

What happens when infants have COVID-19?

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

What COVID-19 looks like in an infant younger than 3 months...

Meet Stella, the 7-year-old bodybuilder

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by Watch This

Stella was only a toddler when she first went to the gym: now at seven years-old she is ...

Preparing your child for a COVID-19 test: stress-reducing tips for both of you

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by Living & Loving

If you haven't had a Covid-19 test yet, you need to read this, so that you know how ...

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Plant-based diet may reduce obese children’s risk of heart disease

Posted on Jul 17, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease...

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COVID-19 school closures in South Africa and their impact on children

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 by The Conversation

As we learn more about COVID-19, is it still in the best interest of the children to reopen ...


COVID-19 and allergies

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by PRESS

Taking care of your self during the COVID-19 pandemic when you suffer from asthma and allergies can save ...


We tracked Soweto mothers-to-be to find out more about diet and obesity patterns

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 by The Conversation

Obese women, or those with gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance beginning or first recognised during pregnancy), are more likely ...

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Indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children & youth’s mental & physical health

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by A4W Contributor

While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe COVID-19, we should anticipate that they ...

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Toddler nutrition 101

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

The Happy Organics Family, family share their top tips on feeding young children healthy and nutritious meals...

Lonely children could grow up to be depressed adults

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Children and teenagers are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and ...

7 Safe & natural remedies to ease congestion in young children

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by Living & Loving

When young children get sick and congestion settles into their chests it can be worrying. Here are seven ...

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COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Children are at a higher risk of obesity during lockdown; eating more junk food and getting involved in ...

Why children of all ages need to keep active time during (and after) lockdown

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Schools are gradually reopening but it will be a while before PE lessons and school sports are allowed ...

How to care for your chronically ill child

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Bona

When your child has a chronic illness, you become the primary caregiver. And, knowing what to do can ...

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