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Truthmeter.mk: Thirty Children with Cerebral Palsy Live In Isolation in Ohrid, the State Is Silent

Children with cerebral palsy in Ohrid live in complete isolation. They do not have any day care centers. Parents complain that their children are discriminated against and excluded from society, Truthmeter.mk writes.   Author: Sonja Rilkovska   Children with cerebral palsy from Ohrid face total isolation. Excluded from the educational process and social life, fully disconnected, they are locked in their homes. There...

Truthmeter.mk: Small Steps Towards Big Changes For Children With Disabilities in Macedonian Education

Educational inclusion is a process that lasts more than two decades, which is being delayed not only due to bad laws but also due to low public awareness, Truthmeter.mk writes.   Author: Zoran Dimovski   Forty students with disabilities from Polog, starting this school year have educational assistants who provide support in learning, within the schools where they attend classes. This type of support...

Pâtés, ketchup, mayonnaise, margarine and artificial sweeteners to be excluded from kindergarten menus in North Macedonia

The Task group for the revision of the Rulebook for the norms and the standards of nutrition in the kindergartens held a working meeting in the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of North Macedonia. Some radical changes were on the table. The Task group recommends increased intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, but also replacing the conserved food with...

North Macedonia Health Minister: The acquisition of ‘painless’ glucose monitors has started

Two days after Meta.mk's published its interview with the 16-year-old Mia Chichkarikj which suffers from juvenile diabetes Type 1, Venko Filipche, the health minister of North Macedonia announced acquisition of 'painless' glucose monitors. That was what Mia had requested in the interview when she stated that the greatest wish she has was for all the children in North Macedonia...

Dr. Stojanova- Atanasovska: COVID-19 has been increasingly attacking the children in North Macedonia

At the doctor's surgery "Mediko Marija" every day there are patients who are complaining of issues typical for stomach viruses, but later it proves to be COVID-19, says Dr. Vesna Stojanova - Atanasovska, a general medicine doctor. According to her findings in the last period, more and more children and teenagers are complaining about issues that, after the tests,...

The children in Gevgelija aren’t positive to Covid-19, there will be additional examinations to determine what is happening

A team of specialists today will be examining the type of respiratory infection after the Ministry of Health informed that in the past month at the hospital in Gevgelija, medical help was asked by parents of 50 children and babies with symptoms of respiratory infections, unspecific for this period of the year. Macedonia's Health Minister Venko Filipche gave a...

Last week 6 children and 21 employees in kindergartens in North Macedonia tested positive for COVID-19 and 309 are in self-isolation

Since the kindergartens were reopened, 18 children and 55 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, and it he period between 9th and 16th of October, there were 6 children and 21 employees who were registered positive. It is evident that the number of infected is on the rise, stressed today the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Jagoda Shahpaska. She...

North Macedonia’s Government with a decision for re-opening of the kindergartens on 9th of September

The government of North of Macedonia in the meeting yesterday adopted the Information on the re-opening of the institutions for care and education of children – kindergartens/Early child development centres, which is planned for 9th of September, the Government's Press Office informs. In the next period, the kindergartens around the country will have to prepare for work. "The government recommends...

The parents demand online teaching, Ministry of Education adamant – students will attend school from September

"Support for online teaching in the 2020/2021 school year" is the name of a Facebook Group which counts 3.500 members from North Macedonia, and these days, when stil there are many unknowns about the start of the new academic year, the commentaries are reaching the fever pitch. Many parents announced they won't let their children attend school as, in...

Even unvaccinated first year pupils will be able to attend school?

The Minister of Education and Science Arber Ademi thinks that one of the options for finding a solution is that unvaccinated children to be enrolled in school, and then to be vaccinated. "Meta" news agency has found out that he and Minister for Health Venko Filipche will make a decision today about what to do with the children who...

61% of children aged 3-6 do not attend kindergarten

A new global report by UNICEF points out that 176 million pre-school age children do not attend pre-schools and calls on governments around the world to increase their investment to secure the best start for each child. In our country, almost 41,000 children - approximately 61 percent of pre-school children (3 to 6 years old) - do not participate...

Measles epidemic to last until the summer

Every day, the Clinic for Infectious Diseases reports an average of 7 to 10 people infected with the measles; this tempo indicates that the epidemic will last until the summer, say the Ministry of Health. For the measles epidemic to be declared over, there should be no reports of the disease twice within 12 days. There were seven new cases reported at the...

Just 5% of school children not vaccinated with MMR

There was no vaccination on the first day in the second term because according to the data only 5% of school children have not been vaccinated with the MMR vaccine, which is not a large percentage, the Ministry of Health told "Meta". "The Committee on Infectious Diseases at the last meeting decided not to prolong the winter school vacation, because the number of the pupils...

Seven new symptomatic cases of measles reported

Seven new symptomatic cases of measles infection were reported today at the Public Health Institute. Primarius dr. Gordana Kuzmanovska, an epidemiologist at the Institute, stressed that these aren't yet registered cases, but that the laboratory analysis will follow and then there will be a confirmation or not. -All of the cases were received from the Infective clinique. They are awaiting...

Fines up to €4,000 for kindergartens if inspectors ‘catch’ an unvaccinated child

From today, state health inspectors and environmental health officers will continue to monitor kindergartens, after a temporary ban on the admission of children who haven't been vaccinated with the MRI vaccine, Irina Bukhova, the director of the inspectorate, told "Meta". “Our inspectors have been in the field since the ban began. From all the kindergartens that were checked so far...

Muižnieks: Society is deeply divided along ethnic and linguistic lines

Macedonian society remains deeply divided along ethnic and linguistic lines and it is high time for political leaders to devise an integration strategy to overcome these divisions. This was one of the conclusions of Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks after a five-day visit to the country. He told the Macedonian authorities "to implement policies that will promote integration and understanding...

MON will inspect whether there is religious organization and action in schools

The principle of secularism should be respected in schools, and in order to clear any doubts about the violation of the legal units in the field of education, the Ministry of Education and Science will tomorrow request the State Education Inspectorate to examine all the incidents for eventual religious organization and action with in the schools, stated the Ministry...

Shilegov: The children from the Christmas parades were not abused for religious purposes

The Mayor of the City of Skopje believes that the children who took part in yesterday’s Christmas Eve parade, were not used or abused for religious or political purposes. According to him, the mayors of the municipalities and the City of Skopje met all requests of the citizens, for providing bus transport for the children. "The initiative came from the parents...

Activists are calling out to the parents to boycott the classes due to the enormous pollution

The activists fighting for clean air and a healthy environment have called out the parents to boycott the classes on the 20th of December (Wednesday) due to the enormous pollution. On the "Boycott the Classes'" Facebook page they state that none of the protests have ever contributed to solving the problem with the solution and therefore the ways of...

The Government has agreed to call upon an additional coordination for the Law for languages

During its 18th session, the Government, despite the problems with forest fires and the dumping ground in Struga, had a discussion about the Law for languages, redundant workers, the as well as several laws concerning social issues, said the government's press service. There was a debate about passing a draft-Law for the use of languages and it was agreed upon...