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0 Kenya’s disabled children left behind

Sylvia Kikoyi, Kenya – The healed sores are noticeable when Vincent stops crawling. Born with spina biffida, he is unable to walk at the age of four years old. Doctors want to fit Vincent with leg braces to help him possibly walk. The total cost, 1,000 KSH (~$12) is too…

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0 UNICEF’s digital tool that reunites families

UNICEF Sudden humanitarian disasters can separate families. The trauma is then compounded further by the difficulty in reuniting family members. That problem may be one of the past. A new UNICEF tool provides a quick way to bring families back together. The digital registration tool called Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification…

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0 Behind the headlines: Poisonings in India

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. When 23 Indian children who ate meals provided by a free school lunch program were poisoned by contaminated cooking oil last month, the story provoked an outcry around the world…

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