Tackling neglected diseases, the “partners of impoverishment”

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Although there have been many mind-boggling advances in medicine, much of the world’s population still lacks access to even basic healthcare. While this problem is most common in poorer nations, such as those in Africa, Asia and Latin America, it can also exist within certain sections of society in supposedly rich countries. Healthcare conditions that […]

Nutrition Day !

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Good nutrition plays an important role in brain development, growth, sexual development, and in preventing and controlling diseases. Childhood nutrition should be a balance between the high energy and nutrient content required for growth and development, and establishing a healthy diet which will not lead to obesity. The balance between these two aspects shifts over […]

International day of the girl

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Let’s hear it for the girls! Since 2012, the 11th of October has been celebrated as the International Day of the Girl. The aim: to raise global issues specifically related to girls. The global issues One in five adolescent girls around the world are denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict and […]

Medicine and healthcare for young girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual violence in Guatemala

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Good physical and emotional health is essential to a young mother so she can raise her child in peace. Humanium supports a project led by the Alianza organisation in Guatemala City. Thanks to this project, women and their babies have access to healthcare.    In Guatemala, many young girls are still the victims of trafficking […]

World Water Day 2014 – Water and Energy

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March 22 has been World Water Day since 1993. This is an initiative of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This conference adopted a resolution inviting the States to devote this World Water Day to “activities such as the promotion of public awareness through publications, broadcasting documentaries, organizing conferences, round tables, seminars […]

A handicapped child is above all else a child

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« When we see the handicap before we see the child, it not only affects the child in question, but also deprives society of what that child has to offer, » says UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake. Often marginalised by society and the victims of discrimination, handicapped children are prevented from flourishing and fully developing […]

Humanium is helping the Himalayan people feed themselves!

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Humanium is supporting the Norlha project and is helping the residents of Sershul become strong and healthy! Supporting themselves mainly through agriculture and yak farming, these residents have to deal with very harsh weather conditions: for 7 months, temperatures are in the negative, sometimes reaching -30°C. In these conditions, it’s difficult to imagine growing vegetables. There is a […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

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According to UNICEF, more than 125 million of the women alive today have suffered some form of genital mutilation; and 30 million young girls will run the risk of female circumcision during the next decade. This practice is common in a number of countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Traditional healers carry out the operation […]

School children learn about oral and dental hygiene

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The director of the Eappakkam School in India wished for Humanium to support an oral and dental hygiene program for children. Practising oral and dental hygiene eliminates the dental plaque that forms naturally and permanently on the surface of teeth. The daily elimination of dental plaque enables one to avoid diseases, that can have serious […]