“First 1000 Days of Life” is the period starting from early pregnancy until the child reaches two years of age. Proper healthcare during this period is very important and is seen as a “golden opportunity” to reduce the risk of various non-communicable diseases such as diabetes later in life. This period is found to be very critical for the growth and health of children where healthy children are determinant to the formation of a healthy generation. Therefore, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with government agencies and non-governmental organizations are committed to ensuring healthcare of mothers and children, particularly during the first 1,000 days of life by strengthening programs and initiatives either at health facilities’ or communities’ levels
To bring awareness to healthcare personnel and the general public about the importance of proper healthcare during the first 1,000 days of life towards a healthy generation.
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Implement and strengthen activities related to existing Maternal and Child services at the clinics.
Monitor related indicators based on the following key messages: