This document provides essential information on how to prevent child and maternal deaths, diseases, injuries and violence. Its last chapter specifically addresses child protection in emergencies, such as conflicts, disasters or epidemics, delivering the information and support children and their family members may need to prepare for and cope with such complex situations. It focuses on the vulnerabilities of children and the actions needed to ensure that they grow up in supportive environments in the home, school and community.
The overall document consists of 14 chapters filled with practical information about how to ensure children’s rights to survival, growth, development and well-being. The topics address pregnancy, childbirth, major childhood illnesses, child development, early learning, parenting, protection, and care and support of children. Each chapter has three parts: an introduction, key messages and supporting information.
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