ealth and survival of the child, especially in early infancy, is intricately linked with the health of the mother, her nutritional status, and the reproductive health care she receives.
Nutrition for healthy development better nutrition can break the vicious spiral of poor nutrition leading to ill-health and ill-health causing further deterioration of nutritional status often leading to death.
Preventable communicable diseases can be drastically reduced through three activities: the Expanded Programme on Immunization, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing HIV among young people.
Injuries community-based interventions have reduced the rates of injuries in many countries but further work is required to broaden the range of effective interventions.
Physical environment can be improved by focusing on six priority issues: household water security, hygiene and sanitation, air pollution, disease vectors, chemical hazards, and injuries and accidents. - Health of adolescents – can be safeguarded when valuable relationships are established with trusted adults, and there are structures and boundaries around behaviours. Supporting protective factors are equally important to preventing risk factors.
Psychosocial development and mental health affect almost 20% of children who have one or more mental or behavioural problems.
Children and adolescents in difficult circumstances including street children, children at work, children and adolescents subject to commercial exploitation, those affected by natural or man made disasters, or those living with disabilities need special attention.
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