Early moments matter for children’s brain development – UNICEF

Children play with Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits inside a UNICEF tent at St Benedict school, in a IDP camp located in a former golf course. Since March 2010, over 1.495 kits have been distributed by UNICEF throughout  the country to support Haitian Ministry of Education and NGO partners in maintaining childhood development programs.

UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain. During this critical window of opportunity, brain cells can make up to 1,000 new connections every second More...

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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Patient Experience

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PMGMAN advises members to focus only on essentials

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By admin On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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Niger state government partners with international NGO on free eye surgery

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Contact lens wireless sensors for ocular diagnostics

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The origin and health risk of plastic rice

Since early 2011, social media rumours have asserted plastic rice was being manufactured in China, exported, and consumed by people in other countries unaware the rice they were eating was in fact not a food at More...

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By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Hormone-disrupting compound provides new approach to malaria control

A chemical that disrupts biological processes in female mosquitoes may be just as effective as insecticides in reducing the spread of malaria, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The More...