string(14) "DatabaseMySQLi" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(8) "SphinxQL" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(8) "Memcache" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(21) "DatabaseRedisSharding" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(13) "DatabaseRedis" string(14) "Database\Mysql" string(14) "Database\Redis" string(3) "Now" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(12) "NowModuleCMS" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(14) "Server\Request" string(7) "Request" string(15) "Utils\UserAgent" string(3) "Mfe" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(91) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/sites/ttl-controlpanel/includes/classes" string(78) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/sites/mfe/includes/classes" string(10) "Utils\Text" string(21) "Mfe\Sites\Environment" string(20) "Database\Mysql\Query" string(15) "TagTheLove\Site" string(16) "TagTheLove\Quota" string(17) "Mfe\Sites\Profile" string(16) "Mfe\Sites\Config" string(26) "Mfe\Sites\Configs\Revision" string(9) "Mfe\Theme" string(26) "TagTheLove\Sites\PostGroup" string(25) "TagTheLove\Sites\Calendar" string(23) "TagTheLove\Sites\Stream" string(14) "Mfe\Sites\Menu" string(24) "Mfe\Sites\Menus\Revision" string(16) "Mfe\Sites\Preset" string(17) "Mfe\Sites\Webfont" string(13) "Mfe\Component" string(29) "Mobypicture\Payments\Platform" string(21) "Mfe\Themes\HtmlEntity" string(32) "Mfe\Themes\HtmlEntities\Revision" string(21) "Mfe\Sites\ThemeConfig" string(31) "Mfe\Sites\ThemeConfigs\Revision" string(23) "Mfe\Locales\Translation" string(8) "Mfe\Page" string(17) "Mfe\Pages\Version" string(12) "Mfe\Template" string(22) "Mfe\Templates\Revision" string(30) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Database\Reader" string(32) "Vendors\GeoIp2\ProviderInterface" string(25) "Vendors\MaxMind\Db\Reader" string(33) "Vendors\MaxMind\Db\Reader\Decoder" string(30) "Vendors\MaxMind\Db\Reader\Util" string(34) "Vendors\MaxMind\Db\Reader\Metadata" string(28) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Model\Country" string(34) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Model\AbstractModel" string(31) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\Continent" string(41) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\AbstractPlaceRecord" string(36) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\AbstractRecord" string(29) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\Country" string(29) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\MaxMind" string(40) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\RepresentedCountry" string(28) "Vendors\GeoIp2\Record\Traits" string(12) "Mfe\JsEngine" string(16) "Utils\FileSystem" string(7) "Mfe\Api" string(15) "Mfe\Api\Routing" string(24) "Mfe\Api\EntityValidation" string(29) "Mfe\Api\Sections\SiteCmsPages" string(27) "TagTheLove\Content\PostPage" string(23) "TagTheLove\Content\Post" string(14) "Utils\DateTime" string(32) "TagTheLove\Content\Post_Revision" string(4) "Text" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(23) "TagTheLove\Sites\Author" string(23) "TagTheLove\Sites\Upload" string(26) "TagTheLove\Sites\Storyline" string(16) "Mfe\Api\Response" string(17) "MfeOutputTemplate" string(68) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/includes/classes" string(91) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/sites/ttl-controlpanel/includes/classes" string(78) "/mnt/development/codebase/development/bram/mobynext/sites/mfe/includes/classes" Sources: Protecting children, protecting our future - Kinder World

Sources: Protecting children, protecting our future

Problem
Every child has the right to education, health and protection yet, millions of children worldwide are denied a fair chance [1,2]. Many children are not enrolled in primary education, they miss critical development opportunities that affect the rest of their lives [2]. Children are also at a higher risk of getting and dying from preventable diseases, with problems exacerbated by malnutrition and lack of water and sanitation [3,5]. Around one billion children each year experience a form of emotional, physical or sexual violence that causes long-term or permanent damage [2,4].

Facts and Figures 

  • Around the world, one out of five children lives in extreme poverty, living on less than US$1.90 a day [2].

  • Nearly 250 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflict [2]. 

  • About 75 percent of the childhood deaths are caused by pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, malaria, neonatal pneumonia or sepsis, preterm delivery, or asphyxia at birth, which are all preventable [3]. 

  • From one month to five years of age, the main causes of death are pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and measles. [5]

  • Malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths [5].

Solution 
Interventions geared towards helping children should focus on covering  basic needs, addressing underlying causes for each issue and ensuring that the most effective and low-cost solutions are implemented [4-6]. This can be achieved by investing in quality research, improving transparency and implementing monitoring mechanisms to provide solutions with the highest impact [7]. More attention needs to be given to strengthening local health systems and improving access to quality education which can also improve other aspects of children’s lives [6].

Sources

  1. OHCHR - Declaration of the Rights of the Child (declaration)  

  2. United Nations - Children (link

  3. The Fundamental Role of Science and Technology in International Development: An Imperative for the U.S. Agency for International Development, 2006 (research paper

  4. WHO - How can violence against children be prevented? (link

  5. WHO - What are the key health dangers for children? (link)

  6. The Fundamental Role of Science and Technology in International Development: An Imperative for the U.S. Agency for International Development - Chapter 2 (research paper

  7. WHO - Clinical Trials in Children (link)