Health and nutrition
Early Childhood Development
UNICEF, together with the Ministry of Health, is working to advance the capacities of paediatric and community nursing services, as well as developmental counselling units to support parents in stimulating optimal child development.
UNICEF is working to improve the quality of maternity and neonatal services so that they support modern concepts of care – by promoting mother- and baby-friendly principles, supporting breastfeeding, and by promoting family-centred and developmental care that provides an optimal environment and stimulation for young children.
UNICEF is advocating for strong evidence-based policies and practices in feeding infants and young children. These include reaching the required level of immunization coverage, maternal nutrition, early and exclusive breastfeeding, early and preschool nutrition, as well as improvement in the nutritional status of the most vulnerable children in Montenegro – those from Roma settlements.