Role of Parents, Community, and Health Care System in Child Health

Mishal Liaqat, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gillani


Pakistan is a developing country, and the status of children's health is less than satisfactory all over the region. This is evident by the high morbidity and mortality rate of under-five children. The shocking aspect is that the majority of causes are those that can be prevented and treated. Factors contributing to child health are parenting cultural values, physical environment, education, poverty, housing, and health care facilities. All these determinants emphasize that child health is encircled around three essential features of society parents, community, and health services. Focusing on just one will not bring an effective outcome until a collaborative approach is achieved. Here in this article model of child health proposed by the Better Start Child Health and Development Research Group at the University of Adelaide’s School of Population is applied to address child health. Health gives as a rubric of “Five by Five” that is based on the concept that there are five basic domains of child health and each requires a collaborative approach of child, parents, community and health system.

Keywords: Child health, health services, Parents, Community

DOI: 10.7176/JMPB/62-03

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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