Integrated Early Childhood Development

Child Survival and Development


Child Survival and Development

The early years of a child’s life are crucial to their future development.

In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME), UNICEF supports the development of the national Early Childhood Development (ECD) policy, which focuses on improving access to an integrated package of ECD services including care, health and pre-primary education for the most marginalized children. The two parties will also work together to promote neonatal health and prevent neonatal deaths.

In the area of nutrition, the two sides will work to enhance nutrition security policies and systems to develop a model for promotion of healthy nutrition and physical activity for children and adolescents. The partnership is also aimed at improving the quality of nutrition care services for prevention and treatment of children who are either under-nutrition or over-nutrition within the health system. Within the same partnership, the two sides will work to develop a communication strategy on promotion of breast-feeding to make progress in behavior and social change at individual, cultural, community, institutional and governmental levels.



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