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Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.

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Sask. First Nations asking federal government to transfer $360M per year to take over child welfare

Jason Warick - CBC News

New federal legislation in Canada now allows First Nations to take control of their own child welfare, and the Saskatchewan First Nations organization is now asking the federal government to transfer funds to First Nations agencies, allowing them to set up and run high quality services in their own communities, according to this article from CBC News.

The severe health effects of family separations at the US-Mexico border

Juliana E. Morris, Monica Hahn and Eva Raphael - San Francisco Chronicle

In this opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, Juliana E. Morris, M.D., EdM, Monica Hahn, M.D., MPH, MS, and Eva Raphael M.D., MPH - family doctors at the Family Health Center of San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF - describe the health impacts of family separations under detention.

One of Romania's 'children of the decree' fights for change

France 24

This article from France 24 shares the story of Visinel Balan, who grew up in an orphanage in Romania in 1987 as "one of the 'Decretei' or 'children of the decree': children abandoned by poorer families as a result of the natalist policies of the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu" when he was two months old.