Health Care for ECD
Caring for the child’s healthy growth and development

This WHO and UNICEF training package aims to equip community health workers with the knowledge and skills to counsel families on breastfeeding and complementary foods, play and communication activities, prevention of childhood illnesses and injuries, and signs of childhood diseases. 

Who is it for? 

For use by community health workers. 

Why is it useful? 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to counsel families to: 

  • Breastfeed young children and give their children nutritious complementary foods; 
  • Play and communicate with their children to help them learn, and to strengthen their relationship with their children; 
  • Prevent childhood illnesses and injury; 
  • Recognise signs of illness and take their sick children to a health facility for care. 


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