Child health

Alternate Term Label:
Child health services
Puericulture
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do WA's emergency health powers allow forcible testing, vaccination and removal of underwear of children?

A post shared widely on social media claimed that Western Australia had passed a "COVID-19 Emergency Powers Act" that authorised officers to forcibly test and vaccinate children at school, including removing their clothes. Verdict: Not the full story.
Report

Better system, better chances

Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...
Policy report

Children of the pandemic

While the UK Government has taken strong actions to support firms and some workers, this paper argues that further measures are needed to support children and their families.
Report

Every child's right to survive: an agenda to end pneumonia deaths

This report presents the causes of pneumonia, the ways to prevent and treat it, and the resources needed to end pneumonia-related deaths. With only a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets, the report is a stark reminder for stakeholders that resources...
Report

Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia’s first nationally representative longitudinal study of child development. LSAC provides valuable data about children, their families and their wider environments, and enables researchers and policy makers to have a comprehensive understanding of...
Working paper

Who’s declining the “free lunch”? New evidence from the uptake of public child dental benefits

This paper provides the first evidence on the determinants of uptake of two recent public dental benefit programs for Australian children and adolescents from disadvantaged families.
Report

Poverty monitor 2019: technical report

This Child Poverty Monitor is the seventh consecutive annual report on implications of child poverty in New Zealand, and updates the progress made toward a society where every child can flourish and achieve their potential.
Report

Vaccine safety in Australia: AusVaxSafety summary report 2018

AusVaxSafety is a national system for monitoring vaccine safety in Australia. The report shows how people receiving vaccines, or their parents and carers, responded to the SMS about their health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program...
Journal article

Overview of paediatric tuberculosis cases treated in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Australia

The findings in this research emphasise the need for improved tuberculosis (TB) prevention and surveillance in children at high risk of exposure, particularly young children travelling to areas of high TB incidence.
Briefing paper

Road to recovery: responding to children’s mental health in conflict

This briefing paper reveals new data which shows millions of children living in war zones or forced to flee as refugees will require support to address mental illness caused by war. At least 24 million children require some form of mental health support to deal...