Posts Tagged ‘child health’

Our family is always glued to separate devices. How can we connect again?

Monday, March 11th, 2024

It’s Saturday afternoon and the kids are all connected to separate devices. So are the parents. Sounds familiar? Many families want to set ground rules to help them reduce their screen time – and have time to connect with each other, without devices. But it can be difficult to know where to start and how Read more

NZ’s one of the worst places to bring up a child

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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New Zealand is one of the world’s worst places to bring up a child, a Guardian newspaper report says. Poverty and overcrowding are leading to life-changing health outcomes. Diseases like rheumatic fever are rife in some communities. Yet – the annual Ministry of Social Development Child Poverty Report found child poverty in New Zealand is Read more

Otago-led study to look at religion, family size and child health

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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The John Templeton Foundation has recently allocated almost $4 million to conduct an Otago University-led study – The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success. The research will be led by Dr John Shaver, University of Otago’s Religion programme head, with Otago Research Fellow Dr Joseph Watts, who will conduct fieldwork in The Read more

New mobile health Clinic launched in Rarotonga

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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A former New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands says a new mobile health clinic for Rarotonga has been designed for use in disasters. Kaveinga Ora will begin replacing the island’s 27 medical centres this week as it starts service for the island’s 13,000 people. The project is the result of two years’ work Read more

Priest laments PNG’s shocking child health statistics

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Catholic priest in Papua New Guinea has condemned the nation’s shocking child health statistics. Writing in PNG’s Catholic Reporter, Fr John Glynn of the We Care Foundation in Port Moresby pointed to United Nation’s statistics that he called “terrifying in their implications”. Fr Glynn wrote that 45 per cent of PNG children have stunted Read more

LDS Church gives neonatal equipment to hospital in Samoa

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS) has donated a NZ$123,000 Neonatal Machine to the Faleolo Medical Centre in Samoa. Mulipola Oliva Mulipola, presented the machine to the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama last Tuesday. Mulipola is Upolu Samoa West Stake President of the LDS Church. He said that while Read more

Pink eye epidemic closes all Catholic schools in American Samoa

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

An outbreak of pink eye has closed all the Catholic schools in American Samoa. The Office of Catholic Education Service, closed the schools last Friday and it was expected that they would remain closed on Monday. The closure encompasses a high school, three elementary schools and two kindergartens, with more than 700 total students enrolled. Read more

Kiwi helps Cambodia give kids gift of sight

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Auckland paediatric opthalmologist Dr Justin Mora will be the first of 12 Australasian surgeons to set up a children’s eye clinic and train local doctors in Phnom Penh during the next year – a service that is virtually non-existent in the third world country. Dr Mora’s voluntary contribution is funded by the Australian-based Sight for Read more