An agenda for child health policy in developing countries

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Learning Objectives: After reading this chapter and answering the discussion questions that follow, you should be able to Identify and discuss the environmental, social, and political factors that influence child health in less-developed countries. Discuss the limitations of global child health policies and programs that are based mostly on vertical, disease-focused programs. Analyze the background to, and rationale for, the Alma Ata Declaration of Primary Health Care. Present a coherent case for the adoption of a global child health policy that is based on the tenets of the Alma Declaration of Primary Health Care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaternal and Child Health
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Challenges, Programs, and Policies
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387892443
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Ehiri, J. E. (2009). An agenda for child health policy in developing countries. In Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies (pp. 533-541). Springer US.