Child survival and development

Child Survival and Development


Child Survival and Development

The Child Survival and Development (CSD) programme aims to strengthen and scale up health and nutrition interventions, PMTCT and paediatric AIDS care.  For children who are HIV positive, the programme seeks to improve home and community care practices, and increase access to safe water and sanitation. CSD supports the implementation of PRSAP under the policy objective of HIV and AIDS reduction and improving basic health care. CSD contributes to the UNDAF outcomes of a strengthened and intensified multi-sectoral national response to HIV and AIDS and improved access to basic social services.

Future Work Plan  for 2011-2012

  • Support to implement PMTCT services that will help eliminate MTCT by 2015.
  • Support for treatment and care of HIV infected children, especially infants.
  • Strengthen integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) to ensure proper Management of diseases like pneumonia, diarrhoea, and opportunistic infections in HIV positive children.
  • Strengthening of community-based child health interventions such as early identification of malnutrition and community approaches to sanitation (CATS) Handwashing promotion campaigns in primary schools and their communities.



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