Newborn and child health programme

The children of Africa are its greatest asset, and the recognition and protection of their distinct needs and human rights is essential for effective development.

Africa needs to work hard in reducing child mortality and morbidity, using evidence-based interventions and new knowledge and technology. Investment in child health needs to be in the public policy agenda, and governments to achieve better levels of integration of child health services in health facilities. However, to make such integration even more effective, national health policies, strategies, plans, as well as legislation and regulations, require renewed attention using an inter-sectoral, inter-programmatic, and life course approach in a manner consistent with international mandates.