Event: World Day Against Child Labour is organized by the International Labour Organization and supported by the UN. The most recent global estimates suggest some 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour, with boys and girls in this age group almost equally affected.1 This persistence of child labour is rooted in poverty and lack of decent work for adults, lack of social protection, and a failure to ensure that all children are attending school through to the legal minimum age for admission to employment.
Expert: Gabriel Souza, Medical Student,
Expertise: He is working with Dr Anne Andermann, on a project on child labor in Brazil that is aimed at understanding how the health care system may reduce child labour by modifying its underlying social determinants.
This is part of a bigger initiative, called the CLEAR collaboration (Child Labour Evidence to Action Research), targeting child labour by helping health workers to address the social causes of poor health.
When caring for patients, you
gabriel.souza [at] mail.mcgill.ca