“I smile for children everywhere!” Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Yale professor, Rima Salah, PhD, commemorates the 30th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). "Let us unite our strengths and reaffirm our commitment to uphold and fulfill the rights of all children wherever they are."Source: Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)
11-year-old Lames, IRIS refugee ambassador from the Sudan, speaks at Yale hosted conference
11-year-old Lames, IRIS Refugee Ambassador resettled from Sudan in 2015, spoke at the Yale hosted Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) conference, held on 29 November 2018 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.Source: IRIS - Ingegrated Refugee & Immigrant Services Facebook
Special edition of health journal focuses on the early child development promise for peace
Faculty members at the Yale Child Study Center announce the publication of their special issue in journal, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (NDCAD). This Spring 2018 issue focuses on the potential of early child development programs as a viable path to peace in the context of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
CESI Team Awarded £2m Grant to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding
An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) has been awarded a £2m grant to study the potential for ECD (early childhood development) programmes to promote sustainable development and peacebuilding. The CESI team, led by Professor Paul Connolly (education), will work with several strategic partners, including UNICEF, the Yale Child Study Center, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Global TIES for Children research center at New York University and the Early Childhood Peace Consortium.Source: Queen's University Center for Evidence and Social Innovation
Alumni's gift founds Yale China Fund for Emotional Intelligence
A $3 million gift from two Yale alumni will help establish the Yale China Fund for Emotional Intelligence, which will assist Chinese educators to incorporate principles of emotional intelligence into programs for children 3 to 6 years old.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Rima Salah is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. We talk with Professor Salah about her new book, Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families, that she edited in collaboration with Dr. James Leckman and Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University.Source: The MacMillan Report
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Yale's Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla Presents at this Year's Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship
The Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship is open for registration! Tune in to hear Dr. Perez-Escamilla’s presentation “Responsive Feeding and Childhood Obesity Prevention: An Equitable Nurturing Care Perspective.”Source: Twitter
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Collaborate to Build Health Systems Capacity in Nepal
Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) researchers Archana Shrestha, PhD, Associate Professor at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and Director of Nepal’s Institute for Implementation Science and Health, CMIPS Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Public Health, were recently awarded a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health for their study entitled “Building Capacity to Evaluate a Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease Interventions (PEN) in Nepal,” which will train health coordinators, evaluate implementation outcomes, and explore facilitators and barriers to the PEN program’s implementation.
Expert: Administration of third jabs could cause not only vaccine shortage within a country, but on global scale
As the highly contagious Delta variant rages across the world, some countries are offering a third COVID-19 shot to slow down the spread. Meanwhile, the U.S. CDC said the "war has changed" against COVID-19 because the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox. For more on the raging coronavirus variant, CGTN talked to Chen Xi, associate professor of Health Policy and Economics, Yale School of Public Health. He is also the President of China Health Policy and Management Society. He said that selected groups of recipients may require a booster dose and administration of third jabs could cause not only vaccine shortage within a country, but on a global scale. He also shared his view on the infectivity of the Delta variant.Source: CGTN
Vaccine Found Effective for Elderly in Hard-hit Brazil Facing COVID-19 Gamma Variant
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being widely used in Brazil and elsewhere in response to an epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant, affords significant protection to the elderly when the vaccine’s full two-dose schedule is completed.