Unit 4: Uniting for Child Survival


In this unit students will:
1) Become familiar with four key strategies for a united global child survival effort.
2) Reinforce the idea expressed in UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children 2008 report that the opportunity to increase the number of children surviving to age five is here.
3) Develop a proposal for community health services in one of the 60 priority countries.

Unit 3: Moving Forward Through Community Action


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


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?


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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