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Children as Partners for Health: A Critical Review of the Child-to-Child Approach

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:370
  1. Haroon Saloojee, community paediatrician
  1. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Pat Pridmore, David Stephens

    Zed Books, £14.95, pp 194

    ISBN 1 85649 636 8

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    “Children should be seen and not heard” is an old adage, probably first uttered as an exasperated last stand by an adult frustrated by the unbridled exuberance of a child. Now like-minded adults have to grudgingly acknowledge that the battle may be lost forever as children triumphantly raise Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as their victory flag, with its proclamation that children must be given a voice and their views and opinions …

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