Multiple activities to reduce child deaths being launched today
A series of activities to reduce child deaths and disease by promoting better health, sanitation and hygiene practices will be launched in six districts across the country during the Child Health and Sanitation Week 2008 beginning today (Monday) and continuing till April 26.
(….) Pakistan’s Child Health and Sanitation Week follows a model successfully applied in Ghana, where regular health weeks proved instrumental in halving under-five mortality within five years. Integration of child and maternal healthcare with other vital interventions such as water, environment and sanitation is expected to reduce Pakistan’s high burden of child mortality at low cost using pre-existing infrastructure.