Research Article
The state of child health in Eastern Mediterranean countries: a need for a fresh look

Bagchi Kalyan and Halez Ghada

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 1995, 1(1), 35-37.


Child health strategies in the past two or three decades have produced significant results in bringing down infant and child mortality in most developing countries. However, this does not imply that infants and children who escape death attain their health potentials and enjoy their rights as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Evidence of newly emerging problems affecting children's physical, mental and emotional health are being constantly made available. There is a need for a fresh look at child health from a holistic viewpoint.

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