The State of the World's Children 1985

Shifting the focus of health care from institutions to families.


The State of the World's Children 1985 reports on the progress of the 'GOBI' strategies as they begin to go into action in different parts of the world. It brings together summaries – in accessible 'notes and quotes' form – of the latest research and writings on the low-cost interventions which make a child survival revolution possible. The report argues that if the low-cost techniques are to fulfill their potential to save millions of children’s lives, the focus of health care must be shifted from institutions to families. Changing perceptions of what is normal, what is possible, and what the individual can do to improve family life is both the means and the end of the revolution in child survival and development.

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