UNICEF in action
Integrated service delivery
More efforts are needed to ensure health systems are delivering health services for all women and children. Focus on improving quality means that health services are safe, effective and responsive to patients along the continuum of care.
The public health approach to the social determinants of maternal and child health and wellbeing has been often neglected by countries in this regon.
The following are the strategic results which will be achieved by 2015 through UNICEF support in this region:
- Enhancing the access of most vulnerable women and children to the evidence-based continuum of care, so it contributes to lowering child mortality and improving maternal health in countries and population groups which remain a priority, particularly in Central Asia, Caucasus and Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe. Access can also help to achieve regional strategic priorities in the area of child protection such as the prevention of abandonment and institutionalization and child abuse and neglect) and adolescents and young people.
- Building and scaling up a service delivery model which will promote continuity and integration of care at family and community level to ensure that critical child-care practices and protective environment within families and communities are improved.
- Developing the communiction capacity of national institutions on public health priorities with relevance to women and children and in crisis situations, and ensure immunization and nutrition programmes are sustainable.
- Refocusing on equity and quality of care of the institutional capacity to effectively manage women and children related programmes and services.
All data from State of the World`s Children 2011 unless stated otherwise.