Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Child health research: A foundation for improving child health

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 30
Publication date: 2002
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/CAH/02.3



The global effort to improve child health begins with research. Great strides to successfully deal with many of the conditions and deseases that threaten the health and development of children have already been taken. But there is a critical need to invest in further research to build on the advances already in place. Without such an investment, not only are these advances put at risk, but the larger goal before us - to significantly reduce the global burden of desease - may never again be so attainable.