Neglected Populations: Safeguarding the Health of Street-Involved Children in Ghana. Osei-Twum, Jo-Ann; Wasan, Kishor M.
Ensuring the health of street-involved children is a growing public health challenge. These children are vulnerable, neglected, and rarely a priority for basic service providers and governments. Sizable populations of street-involved children are present in major urban areas worldwide and current trends in urbanization suggest these populations will grow in the coming years. Whilst migration offers employment and training opportunities, the health and wellbeing of children is negatively impacted by their interactions with the streets. However, systemic barriers may also prevent these children from achieving an adequate health status. The situation of street-involved children in Ghana, West Africa will be discussed. PUBLISHING NOTE: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Neglected Populations: Safeguarding the Health of Street-Involved Children in Ghana, JA Osei-Twum and KM Wasan, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 101/10, 2012, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jps.23255/abstract;jsessionid=91506BF55A0444C249D7D0D7276270FD.d03t03.
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