WHO launches summer school on refugee and migrant health

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first summer school on refugee and migrant health earlier this month.

Girl Powered

When Amika George heard that girls in Britain were missing school because they couldn’t afford sanitary products, she was shocked into action. Here, the 17-year-old London student explains how her campaign – #FreePeriods – has ignited a debate, and looks set to bring positive change.

Scotland: progress on new child poverty laws

A bill to tackle child poverty passed its first stage in the Scottish parliament with unanimous support.

High rates of poverty in UK compared with other rich nations

The UK has some of the worst rates of hunger and deprivation to be seen among high-income nations, a United Nations assessment has found.

Young fathers talk abuse

Domestic violence is a factor in 60% of serious case reviews, and over a third of abuse cases start or get worse when a woman is pregnant. Now, as Siobhan West explains, a pioneering initiative is working with young fathers who have been abusive towards their partners to look at ways of changing their behaviour.

Difference and opportunity - health visiting interventions with abused women from collectivist and honour-based communities

Dr Catherine Smyth sets out the issues and challenges faced by health visitors when the caseload includes women from these hard-to-reach groups