Child Health

Reducing Morbidity and Mortality Among Children

Through the implementation of integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI), Amref Health Africa supports a holistic approach todisease management where the overall health of the child is considered, addressing all causes of childhood illness. This approach focuses on treatment, prevention, care, and home management of the sick child.

As an integral component of good health, innovative interventions to improve nutrition and promote breast feeding are also included in Amref Health Africa’s approach to reducing morbidity and mortality among children. Increased access to skilled delivery, neonatal and post-natal care will substantially reduce newborn deaths and promote proper immunisation of infants.