Fifteenth session

WPR/RC15.R8

Protection of the Pre-School Child

         The Regional Committee,

         Having studied the report of the Regional Director on the protection of the pre-school child,

  1. NOTES that in many countries in the Region the mortality rate of pre-school children is high and that it compares unfavourably with the infant and maternal mortality rates;
  2. EMPHASIZES the need for extending and improving the health services provided for the pre-school child, with particular attention being paid to improved nutrition, the establishment of pre-school welfare clinics, and the intensification of immunization programmes;
  3. RECOMMENDS that maternal and child health services should be broadened to include adequate measures to improve the health of the pre-school child.

22 September 1964


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