Radio Workshop Podcast–November 28, 2009
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November marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In part two of our series we take a look at children’s right to health. Article 24 of the Convention says that, “all children have the right to the highest attainable standard of health”. As we’ll hear, from both adult specialists and children themselves, access to health means much more than not being sick.
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Radio Workshop host Mbali Vilakazi welcomes listeners to the show.
The Radio Workshop broadcasts every Saturday at 12 noon on SAfm. If you live in South Africa, you can listen live on air. Tune your radio to a frequency between 104 to 107FM to find SAfm.
Children’s Commentaries on Health
Learners from Esselen Park High School in Worcester, Western Cape tell us what it’s like to be sick and what it means to be healthy.
What does it mean to be healthy?
Shirley Pendlebury and Lori Lake of the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute tell us that access to clean water and a clean environment are also part of children’s right to health.
Health rights and the South African Children’s Act
The South African Children’s Act gives important rights to children as young as 12-years old regarding their health. Prinslean Mahery, a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute, tells us more.
We close today’s show with a story recorded by Nonkhanyiso Mphanga. Nonnie lives at a St Joseph’s Home near the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. She knows almost everyone at the hospital because she’s been in and out so many times. She tells us why she needs permanent access to oxygen and what it’s like to live with a serious health problem.
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