A child’s survival, healthy growth and development are linked to the mother’s survival, nutrition and wellbeing – and depend also on the family’s ability to implement key practices to promote health, prevent childhood illnesses that continue to kill millions (such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria) and access essential health services. SCOEN implements evidence-based strategies that strengthen the capacities of families, community health workers and primary healthcare providers to promote health, prevent disease and manage common childhood illnesses.

Our work supports Sustainable Development Goal targets 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 that focus on reducing maternal mortality, ending preventable new-born and child deaths and ending the epidemics of AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

Our priorities in Health: –

Promoting maternal, neonatal and child health

  • Promoting good child nutrition
  • Support parents to provide children with the care they need
  • Increasing access to early learning opportunities and pre-school education

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Improving children’s sexual and reproductive health and knowledge
  • Increasing quality and access to sexual and reproductive health services
  • Ending sexual violence and harmful practices