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The role of advocacy in promoting better child health
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    Re:Fowl Language - a role in paediatric advocacy
    • Delan Devakumar, Clinical Lecturer in Public Health UCL Institute for Global Health

    We thank Dr Williams and Mrs Scudamore for their letter. We entirely agree with the comments made and congratulate them on giving a voice to Rosie and other children and their families. We endorse the approach taken that makes children and young people central to any advocacy efforts. As we describe, and is mentioned in article 12 of the UNCRC, the first step is to listen to and engage with the children and young people th...

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    Fowl Language - a role in paediatric advocacy
    • Andrew N. Williams, Consultant community paediatrician
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      • Mrs Nicola Scudamore

    Any paediatrician would welcome this necessary article, which should already be a benchmark of our routine daily practice. However I wondered if it missed an opportunity on advocacy having a role in making the childrens' own voices being heard. One such example is the recently published RCPCH Research Charter [1]. We as paediatricians can bring influence to create opportunities for your patients and their siblings and the...

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