Integrated Early Childhood Development

Child Survival and Development


Child Health and Nutrition

Child mortality rates have reduced recently thanks to a good primary health care system, but regional disparities still need attention.

In recent years, Iran has registered remarkable achievements in the area of child health, with high primary health coverage and lowered child mortality rates. Pre-primary care and education services have increased considerably, with rural children in disadvantaged areas a major target for development.

Nevertheless, the country faces a number of challenges in meeting the full range of children’s needs, particularly those children made vulnerable by poverty either through distance from central services and/or unemployment of caregivers.

UNICEF is working to identify innovative approaches to reach these children with immunization and nutrition health services. Other initiatives include information, education and communication for improved community child health and nutritional care and activities to achieve a reduction in moderate child malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.



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