9-12

Unit 3: Moving Forward Through Community Action

Yes

In this unit students will:
1) Examine the characteristics of “communities”;
2) Consider how community services can be designed to address the health needs of families with children under five;
3) Become familiar with the concept of community partnerships and recognize the importance of community participation in solving problems and sustaining health;
4) Investigate what can be achieved by community partnerships — especially in countries with extremely limited resources.

Unit 2: Simple, Effective, Affordable Solutions

Yes

In this unit students will:
1) Learn about the main causes of preventable deaths for children under five;
2) Become familiar with readily available and low cost lifesaving solutions;
3) Investigate the science behind some lifesaving measures;
4) Examine some successful interventions in child survival efforts;
5) Read and interpret tables, graphs, pie charts, and maps.

Unit 1: Where Do We Stand?

Yes

In this unit students will:
1) Discuss the importance of development in the first five years of life;
2) Define child survival and the under-five mortality rate — what it means, and how it is calculated;
3) Become aware of the reasons why the under-five mortality rate is an indicator of a country’s well-being;
4) Compare and contrast the under-five mortality rates of various geographic regions;
5) Appreciate the reasons for differences in child survival rates;
6) Read and interpret tables, graphs, pie charts, and maps.

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