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Category: Family & Children


WHO says low vaccination rate driving measles outbreaks

Global childhood immunization against deadly diseases such as measles declined in 2023, leaving millions of children at risk, according to data published this week by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The data shows low vaccination rate against measles last year left nearly 35 million children with no or partial protection. About 83 per cent of children worldwide received their...

$10-a-day childcare plan threatened by worker shortage across Canada

As Canadian children head back to school this fall, their parents continue to hear politicians extolling the virtues of $10-a-day childcare.   The $30-billion plan, introduced in the 2021 federal budget, aims to make $10-a-day childcare available to all, including parents who live in rural areas, work unusual hours or have children with special needs. But while every province and...