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Lancet Commission On Child Health, Well-Being To Help Sustainably Improve Children’s Lives Everywhere

The Lancet: Framing an agenda for children thriving in the SDG era: a Lancet Commission on Child Health and Well-Being
Awa Coll-Seck, minister of health and social action in Senegal, and colleagues

“…WHO and UNICEF have initiated a Lancet Commission on Child Health and Well-Being, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. … This Commission will take a whole of government approach, addressing health and development beyond mortality, and will encapsulate children’s perspectives and visions. … Solutions for child health and well-being will be viewed through the lens of protection, promotion, prevention, and treatment. We want to build the case for a coordinated response from government, business, and civil society that acknowledges the interdependent nature of the challenge to sustainably improve children’s lives in different settings. … Investment in our children is the first step towards cultivating a healthy, productive society, and should be central to any government’s policy and in line with the statutes of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We are confident that the experience and passion of our Commissioners for this topic can benefit generations of children to come” (11/2).

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