Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition


Health and Nutrition

©UNICEFNamibia/2011/John Isaac

This programme contributes to accelerate child survival and optimal growth, freedom from preventable diseases (especially HIV) and safe sanitation and hygiene 2018 by focusing on a improving newborn care; improving the nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating mothers; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and other critical child survival interventions; improving access of adolescents living with HIV to comprehensive services including psychosocial care; and focusing on early infant diagnosis and treatment of HIV.

In addition, improved hygiene practices and ensuring provision of appropriate nutrition and water and sanitation services during emergencies are also a priority.

It contributes to bridge the gap between health facilities and communities by scaling up the health extension programme and influence policy, legislation and budget for child survival and development through advocacy, knowledge management and innovations.



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