China's "left behind" children often suffer health consequences

Ma, Suzanne
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, pE731
Academic Journal
The article explores the health impact of leaving children in kinship care in China. Various studies have revealed that children who are left in kinship care are prone to higher rates of growth retardation, low body weight, and prone to learning disabilities. It also highlights the initiative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to address the physical, psychological, and social health impact of leaving children in kinship care in the country.


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