WASH, WORMS and PNEUMONIA | What can Children Do?

1 June, 2024

Dear All,

Our organisation, Children for Health, is developing three posters over the next three months - one on WASH, one on Intestinal Worms and one on Coughs, Colds and Pneumonia. All the posters will feature:

• 10 key messages for children aged 10-14 to learn and share

• Frequently asked questions about the use of the posters

• Further Information on the topic of educators; and

• A basket of ideas on, What Children Can Do.

We are co-creating these posters with a Kenyan based NGO, Stowelink who specialise in mobile health and NCD;s.

In addition we would like to involve members of the HIFA and CHIFA forum to help review the messages and artwork and other content. There are usually 2-3 rounds in each review.

We send reviewers the review documents with the tasks clearly set out.

Please can you let me know if you are interested in helping with this endeavour and which topic you can help with.

It would be good to have a few sentences about you and your expertise when you contact us.

For further information about Children for Health please take a look at our website www.childrenforhealth.org where you can also find all the other posters, storybooks and other materials that we have developed with the help of HIFA andCHIFA members over the years. Topics have included HIV and AIDS and Type 2 Diabetes.

On average our materials are downloaded 4,000-5,000 times every month in 55+ countries.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Best wishes

Clare Hanbury


Children for Health

HIFA profile: Clare Hanbury is director of Children for Health. She qualified as a teacher in the UK and then worked in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. After an MA in Education in Developing Countries and for many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of London's Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of children's participation in health – into government and non-government cchild health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has worked with these ideas alongside vulnerable groups of children such as refugees and street children. Since her MSc in International Maternal and Child Health, Clare focused on helping government and non-government programmes to design and deliver child-centered health and education programmes where children are active participants. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa and in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Yemen. In July 2013, Clare founded the NGO, Children for Health and develops health education materials and and works on health education programmes alongside partners all over the world. She is a member of the CHIFA (child health and rights) steering group: https://www.hifa.org/support/members/clare