The first years of a child's life are a time of immense opportunity for growth and development. Our efforts in health focus on preserving baseline health indicators and supporting health systems.
Children's education is a core development issue towards the Millennium Development Goals. We support efforts to ensure quality basic education for all.
We create peaceful alternatives for vulnerable adolescents on the frontline of violence.
We are working with households, communities and a broad range of partners to enable children to claim the protection that is their right.
Water and sanitation
Safe water and sanitation are the root of child survival and development. UNICEF is working to help strengthen and improve water and sanitation systems, especially in schools and health facilities.