The children of the Region of the Americas are its greatest asset, and the recognition and protection of their distinct needs and human rights is essential for effective development. The Region has made great strides in reducing child mortality and morbidity, using evidence-based interventions and new knowledge and technology. Investment in child health has been on the public policy agenda for over 40 years, and Member States have achieved 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 intersectoral, interprogrammatic, and life course approach in a manner consistent with international mandates.
Strategy and Plan of Action for Integrated Child Health
Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity: implementation plan: executive summary
Global Health Observatory (GHO) data
The Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030)
"Inequities in health are preventable and unnecessary, therefore, unjust."