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CRED-PRO on Open Universitty Print E-mail
Written by Olivier Duperrex   
Friday, 06 March 2009 13:49

Tony Waterston has developed with Open University a learning environment for the CRED-PRO offering exciting perspectives. Two introductory modules are available:

1.       CRED-PRO: An Introduction to Child Rights and Child Health
2.       CRED-PRO: The Child: Development Needs & Rights

Try them out!

 

 

 
Top hot reads February 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Olivier Duperrex   
Friday, 06 March 2009 13:26

Ten top hot reads provided monthly by our australian colleague Dr Mavis Duncanson

 

1.    Country-led M&E Systems: Better evidence, better policies, better development results.  A new publication from UNICEF with key points summarised in a powerpoint presentation here.  With a focus on developing countries, many of the lessons are equally applicable in New Zealand and Australia. Evidence based policy making is “an approach that helps people make well informed decisions about policies, programmes and projects by putting the best available evidence at the heart of policy development and implementation.”   Valuable background information for us all.

2.    Minimising medication errors in children Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:161-164.  A review from the UK points out that most studies about medication errors are conducted in adults, and that this is also a significant problem in the paediatric population. The paper reviews the factors contributing to paediatric medication errors, including lack of appropriate paediatric formulations, communication issues between health professionals, dose calculation mistakes and inadequate clinical practice and discusses risk reduction strategies.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2009 21:20
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Top hot reads November 2008 Print E-mail
Written by Olivier Duperrex   
Sunday, 01 February 2009 10:59

Ten top hot reads provided monthly by australian colleague Dr Mavis Duncanson

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2009 11:26
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Top hot reads January 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Olivier Duperrex   
Monday, 02 February 2009 08:57

Ten top hot reads provided monthly by our australian colleague Dr Mavis Duncanson

  • 1. The Child Development Index: Holding governments to account for children's wellbeing was launched by Save the Children just before Christmas, using a globally representative, multi-dimensional tool to monitor and compare the wellbeing of children in more than 140 developed and developing countries. The index is simple, using three easily available and commonly understood indicators that are clearly indicative of child wellbeing:

.under-five mortality rate

.percentage of under fives who are moderately or severely underweight

.percentage of primary school-age children who are not enrolled in school.

The data table is also available as an Excel sheet.  Our region is surprisingly absent - no Pacific/ Oceania region is described.  Australia is included in developed countries, and Fiji in East and South East Asia.  Apart from that exclusion, the report provides up-to-date comparative information for key parts of the world, and reminds us of the persisting inequities for so many children internationally, especially in parts of Africa and Asia.  There would be many Pacific children in similar circumstances if they were included.

  • 2. Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment The Lancet, 2009 Volume 373, Pages 332-343. One of the articles in the Lancet Child Maltreatment series, this opinion piece shows how a child rights framework can contribute to both public-health and child protection responses to the persistent global issue of child maltreatment. Authors come from several countries, and conclude "The greatest strength of an approach based on the UNCRC is that it provides a legal instrument for implementing policy, accountability, and social justice, all of which enhance public-health responses."
  • 3. World report on child injury prevention from WHO and UNICEF was also released late last year. 232 pages of excellent information about the extent and urgency of injury to children internationally. An inspiring blend of addressing upstream determinants and reporting practical and effective community initiatives (e.g. cycle helmets). The focus is on unintentional injury - with reference to other recent international reports that deal with child abuse, youth violence and sexual violence. Not for quick reading, but an excellent resource on injury prevention with a global perspective.
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CRED-PRO Child Rights Curriculum for Health Professionals Print E-mail
Written by Olivier Duperrex   
Friday, 16 January 2009 13:44

CRED-PRO Child Rights Curriculum for Health Professionals is now available.

It was developped by  the International Institute for Child Rights and Development in collaboration with numerous partners including ESSOP

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2009 13:51
 
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