Friday, May 17, 2013

Childhood Poverty- The Shameful Truth

I am headed back to Honduras with VCU Global Health and Health Disparities Program in less than 10 days, where poverty and its related health and social consequences are unavoidable and seemingly ubiquitous.

Poverty is not exclusively an issue of developing countries. Here is an NY Times Blog on poverty as a childhood disease. The effect of poverty on children go beyond health matters and impact education and achievement.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a call to action on childhood poverty.

Childhood poverty in modern society should shame us into action.

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