Maternal and Child Healthcare

Promoting maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition is a priority area of CADEF’s work on early childhood development. Our work is integrated together with our sexual and reproductive health programmes and those on water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Our Programmes :

  • Support families to improve the health of their children, prevent disease and care for common illnesses at home
  • Promote good feeding practices such as exclusive breastfeeding during children’s first 6 months, complementary feeding from the age of 6 months, and continued breastfeeding until children are 2
  • Expand access to quality, essential services. This includes services that prevent and manage malnutrition and common childhood illnesses and those which provide basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care to improve maternal health
  • Strengthen community health networks and primary-level health services
  • Training and supporting community health workers
  • Influencing and supporting health authorities to increase the preparedness of healthcare systems to respond to crises including disasters and pandemics.