Family and community practices that promote child survival, growth and development

This document presents the evidence for twelve family and community practices identified by UNICEF and WHO to be of key importance in providing good home-care for the child, and particularly for preventing or treating the common serious conditions included in IMCI. It is a technical review that can be used by health professionals, researchers and policy advisers to inform policy discussions and investment for programme action and research. It can also be used as a basis for advocacy to and by decision-makers in government ministries and partner agencies.