Child health

Child health

Countdown to 2015: taking stock of maternal, newborn and child survival

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer Requejo
Jennifer Bryce
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Countdown to 2015 is a global movement of academics, governments, UN agencies, foundations, health care associations and nongovernmental organizations formed in 2005 to track progress in reducing maternal and child deaths in the 68 countries where over 95% of these deaths occur. The movement aims to raise awareness and stimulate country action to accelerate progress towards reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9789241599573

From tiny tot to toddler: a practical guide to baby care

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Institut national de la santé publique du Québec
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses the first days after birth, the characteristics of the newborn, communicating with your baby, caring for baby, sleep, your child's development, fatherhood, motherhood, family life, feeding your baby, your baby's health, and useful resources for parents.

A sense of belonging: supporting healthy child development in Aboriginal families

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Terrellyn Fearn
Publisher: 
Best Start Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Focuses on service provider strategies to use in working with Aboriginal families with young children. Looks at areas of risk and concern, Aboriginal parenting beliefs and teachings, as well as effective approaches.

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health & Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Forms an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children's environmental health in Canada.

Primary Telephone: 
416-595-9579
Email Address: 
info@healthyenvironmentforkids.ca
Fax Number: 
416-761-4038
Street Address: 
130-215 Spadina Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 2C7

Child health and the environment: a primer

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathleen Cooper
Publisher: 
Canadian Partnership for Children's Health & Envrionment
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains why children are more vulnerable to contaminants than adults, major health effects of concern to children in Canada, and practical childproofing actions that people can take to protect their children.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ENVI.C66 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Birth weight for gestational age

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a population-based Canadian reference for birth weight for gestational age, which includes data on all singleton infants born in Canada between 1994 and 1996 at 22 to 43 weeks gestation, and is gender-specific.

Birth spacing: three to five saves lives

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Vidya Setty-Venugopal
Ushma D. Upadhyay
Publisher: 
Population Reports
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Baltimore, ML

Explores evidence suggesting that 3 to 5 years is the optimum spacing time between births for the health of both mother and children.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Helping your child cope: responding to the stress of terrorism and armed conflicts

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Mental Health Promotion Unit, Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers advise to parents, caregivers and teachers of children on how to help them cope with the stress of terrorism and armed conflicts.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CHEA.H45 2002

Fact sheets on the human rights of children and their sexual and reproductive health

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a series of seven fact sheets.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WGYN.I68 2001

Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W)

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English

Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W) is made up of British Columbia's Children's Hospital, British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. As a teaching hospital and major provincial resource, C&W has three main roles: patient care, education and research. C&W's services include: caring for B.C.'s most acutely ill or injured children; providing developmental and rehabilitation services to children throughout B.C., offering the full range of health services required by child- bearing women and their babies; providing a broad range of specialized health programs; educating and training students in a wide range of health professions; conducting research to advance health and care, supported by the B.C. Research Institute for Children's & Women's Health, which is operated in partnership with the University of British Columbia. C&W's vision is to improve the health of children, youth and women by working with partners to ensure access to the best care in the best setting.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 875-2000
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