UNICEF works towards ensuring quality education through a number of Early Childhood Development projects and through initiatives to improve Health and Family Life Education in schools.
Jamaican children are often victims of various forms of violence - at home, in schools, on the streets. UNICEF and its partners are working to protect society's youngest and most vulnerable members.
HIV/AIDS is a major threat to childhood. UNICEF is working to facilitate programmes which prevent the spread of HIV and provide care and support for persons affected or infected by the virus.
UNICEF Jamaica recognises the need for an effective emergency response for Jamaican children because of threats posed to the island by natural disasters, as well as by violence and social unrest.