Health topics

Child development


Experiences in the early years in the first three years of life are crucial importance for every child's development (emergence of capacities in the physical, sensory-motor, cognitive, language and social-emotional domains). Good nutrition and health, support and nurturance in early years help children to do better at school, be healthier, have higher earnings and participate more actively in society. Health sector has the capacity to play a unique role in this period of age as it is the only system that reaches children under three years of age and therefore is responsible for ensuring optimal development.