Adopting a child-centred approach: Intergration for maximising impact on child health


This paper builds on recent developments in integrated approaches to child health programming. It aims to highlight innovative examples and provide policy recommendations for national governments and development partners.


  • promote good child health outcomes by supporting national systems to deliver integrated child health programmes at all levels.
  • promote country-led rather than donor-driven strategies to strengthen ownership and implement child health programmes that focus on local needs and priorities.
  • integrate child health approaches and interventions to tackle both morbidity and mortality
  • support the evaluation and documentation of integrated approaches to improve effectiveness, efficiency and results.
  • Create and support frameworks and aid structures that encourage and incentivise integrated approaches to child health.
  • Ensure the inclusion of a health goal in the post-2015 framework that promotes cross-sectoral collaboration to achieve child health targets, recognising that good health is a universal human right to which everyone is entitled.