Thanks for this Neil. A timely reminder of the scope and seriousness of this issue.
I wonder how many know about our poster on oral health?
We developed this over many months with experts from around the world. The idea was to distill 10 key messages for children to learn and share on the topic of oral health. On the reverse side of the poster are suggestions on how to use the poster and activities for children. The poster has been downloaded many hundreds of times in over 50 countries. Please take a look!
Also please let us know if you have ideas on what more we could do. Often we develop a poster and a storybook alongside it as teachers and parents can use stories to engage children with the health messages in a fun and memorable way. We would love to develop a storybook and we are happy to work with a partner on this in our usual way.
Let me know if that interests you too!
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. Clare is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children and the CHIFA (child health and rights) Steering Group.
Email: clare.hanbury AT zen.co.uk