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Five on Friday: World Day Against Child Labor

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Five on Friday: World Day Against Child Labor


On June 12th, we honor World Day Against Child Labor. Launched by the International Labor Organization in 2002, it brings our attention to the continued problem of children at work throughout the world. This week, the Washington Post ran two articles of note on child labor: the first, a disturbing piece on child migrant labor in the chocolate industry, and the second, a piece on child labor deaths in the US in the 21st century. Read more about World Day Against Child Labor. In addition to those articles, MCN staff shared numerous articles about issues affecting the health of the populations we serve. Here are the five selected for this week:



Congenital Chagas


Ed shared a worrisome article about Chagas disease: “Congenital Chagas Disease Affects up to Five Percent of Infants Born to Infected Mothers in US.” (Claire noted that Chagas made into print in the National Geographic this month: “A Little-Known Parasite Infects 300,000 People in the US.”)

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Newborns separated at the border


Karen sent: “Trump Administration Separates Some Pregnant Migrants From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention.

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Migrants kids medicine confiscated


Alma in Texas forwarded an article focused on the Respite Center where MCN Board Chair, Marsha Griffin, MD, is based: “Border Patrol is confiscating migrant kids' medicine, US doctors say.


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Infographics on Vaccination


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Del shared: How many illnesses and deaths have vaccinations prevented? Do we correctly estimate how many children have received vaccines? Two infographics from Our World in Data set the records straight.

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Webinar on Clinician Burnout


Jillian shared a GA-HITEC webinar on clinician burnout, entitled, “Promoting Wellness Among Clinicians,” on June 18th at 1 PM EST.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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