Achieving health results for children requires strong local capacities. Without effective management to support evidence-based planning, frequent monitoring and prompt course correction, even the most promising health programmes and policies can go astray.
Communities need well-trained local practitioners to implement effective, equitable health interventions. They also need robust data collection and analysis processes to identify gaps in access, quality and efficiency, and to develop culturally sensitive solutions that ensure children and adolescents receive the care they deserve.
As part of UNICEF's work to strengthen health systems, UNICEF has developed an approach to strengthen district health systems, aimed at improving the capacity of local teams to drive equitable results for children, adolescents and mothers.