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International Day of Families 2016 emphasises on promoting healthy lives for sustainable future
15 May is commemorated as the International Day of Families. This year it focuses on accelerating action for achieving Sustainable Development Goal number 3, which calls toensure healthy lives and promote
UNICEF is pleased that the Government of Uzbekistan has declared 2016 as the ‘Year of Healthy Mother and Child’. It confirms the Government’s commitment to advance the child rights agenda, in particular the child’s right to survival and health care services.
UNICEF works with the Ministry of Health in improving access to quality health services for mothers and children. UNICEF also believes that families play an important role in ensuring health and
Parents and caregivers should have the critical knowledge that exclusive breastfeeding is the most recommended and proper nutrition for babies during first six months, complementary feeding should be appropriate for the child. Parents should recognize the danger signs for child health and go immediately to the doctor if such signs are present. The first 3 years are critical for child development. That is when the brain grows most rapidly — 1,000 brain cells have the potential to connect every second. These connections determine a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development. To fuel these connections and to strengthen these building blocks, every child needs stimulation. Each child can benefit from simple actions like being read to, and being talked to.
Families can learn more about what they can do to positively shape the young minds in their care. If parents play with their children, give them the active, nurturing care that every child needs, it can build a strong foundation for holistic development of the child.