Promoting childrenʼs and young peopleʼs health

No child anywhere should die from a preventable disease. That is the goal the international community set itself in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being).

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Great progress has already been made over the past two decades and millions of lives have been saved as a result. The number of children who are dying in the first few years of life has been reduced by more than 57 per cent. However, thousands of boys and girls are still dying every day of treatable diseases.

Baby in Bujumbura, Burundi


When infant and newborn mortality rates are high in a particular country, there is never a single cause – and never a simple solution. more

Children in Burkina Faso

Children and young people

Protecting and promoting the health of older children is often a neglected issue. That is a mistake, because promoting the health of young people represents an important investment in the future. more

Schoolgirls washing their hands

Case study: "Fit for School"

Launched in 2011, the "Fit for School" regional programme supports the education ministries of four South-East Asian countries in implementing strategies to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene in schools. more

Children in China

Further information

Follow this link for a selection of websites and documents with further information on childrenʼs and young peopleʼs health. more

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