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For sale is a WW2 1945 July British Conference On Maternity And Child Welfare Enamel Badge By Fattorini & sons Ltd, Bradford works, Birmingham. This badge is in good condition with all enamel present. The final Two photographs show scans of a newspaper articles that are from this event.
MATERNITY AND CHILD WELFARE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN LONDON
A National Conference on Maternity and Child Welfare was held at Friends House, London, on June 28 and 29. It was arranged by the National Association of Maternity and Child Welfare Centres and for the Prevention of Infant Mortality, and was attended by about one thousand delegates the largest number ever recorded.
In opening the conference Dr. JANE H. TURNBULL, chairman of the National Association, recalled the fact that the first con- ference of the kind was held in 1906, and was presided over by the late Mr. John Burns, then President of the Local Government Board. Since 1913 there had been a conference every year, with the exception of two years in each of the great wars. The conference represented a valuable union between Government and municipal effort on the one hand and the efforts of voluntary organizations on the other. She went on to refer to the inevitable modification of maternity and child welfare services which would come about in connexion with the proposed National Health Service. Any such modification, however, should develop and not destroy the admirable organization for maternity and child care exemplified in the schemes of the best local authorities. Progressive research was needed in the nutrition of mother and child, and more attention to education in mothercraft and fathercraft, to the care of the homeless child, and to the standards of staffing in institutions.
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