Health & Nutrition

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Millions of children robbed of childhood in East and Southern Africa

In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Some of these global goals are: ending poverty, eradicating hunger, promoting health, securing education, gender equality, access to water and sanitation, living in peace and promoting mechanisms and partnerships among others. It is therefore compelling that we reflect on the SDGs as we mark the Day of the African Child, held every June 16, under the theme 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment, and equal opportunity'.

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Monday 22 May 2017

More than 600 children a day diagnosed with suspected cholera in Yemen

Save the Children staff in Yemen are warning that a deadly cholera outbreak could become a full blown-epidemic, with more than 65,000 cases expected by the end of June at current rates. Yemen is seeing an average of more than 1,000 suspected cases of cholera a day, with nearly two out of three suspected of being children under 15 years.

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Thursday 20 April 2017

Drought-hit Somalia one step closer to famine

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates continue to rise to alarming levels in drought affected Somalia, a new study from Save the Children reveals.

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Wednesday 19 April 2017

Conditions in South Sudan’s Unity state expected to deteriorate with coming rainy season

As it delivers lifesaving services and vaccinations to thousands of the most hard-to-reach people in famine hit South Sudan’s Unity state, Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit has warned conditions will deteriorate further with the coming rainy season.

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Monday 6 March 2017

Syrian children face growing mental health crisis, new report reveals

A new report by Save the Children has revealed a mental health crisis among children trapped in Syria, as the war approaches the six year mark.

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