Monday, 04 November 2013 12:19
Bangkok, Thailand, 2 - 10 December, 2013
Following the success of the 2nd School Health & Nutrition (SHN) Training Course for government, United Nations and civil society staff in the Asian region earlier this year, Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Mahidol University and Japan Consortium for Global School Health Research are delighted to announce applications are now open for the 3rd Asia SHN Training Course.
Hosted by Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, between 3-10 December, 2013, the course will focus on the crucial topic of malnutrition; looking at the double burden of stunting and wasting, and under-nutrition among children as well as the growing issue of child obesity in Asia. Expert lectures and workshops on these topics will be given by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and PCD among others.
Friday, 25 October 2013 15:52
To mark Global Handwashing Day 2013 in Osun State, Nigeria Partnership for Child Development, UNILEVER and Osun State Government organised a day of celebration seeing over 650 school-age children from 37 secondary schools alongside artisans and market women take part in community awareness raising activities on the impact of handwashing with soap on child survival and the prevention of life threatening diseases.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor of Osun State, Ogden Rauf Aregbesola said, “Sickness and diseases are primarily caused by what we eat, hygiene and the state of our environment. It is therefore important to wash our hands with soap at critical times during the day.”