Promoting Good Child Health

Part of the National Children’s Bureau series book series (NCB)


Contemporary society has moved a long way from the era when it naively believed that further major improvements in child health must wait for new discoveries in science and medicine. This basic truth is nowhere better illustrated than at the present time in developing countries in Africa and Asia where the malignant influence of the combination of childhood malnutrition and infectious disease still causes the deaths of at least half the whole childhood population before their fifth birthday. Yet our scientific knowledge of childhood nutrition is theoretically more than sufficient to eliminate malnutrition, as are the methods to prevent most of the common infectious diseases.


Child Health Social Class Public Health Nurse Common Infectious Disease Primary Health Care Team 
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