Publication "Accelerated Child Survival and Development"


In Botswana, the UNICEF Communication for Development Section is working with the Malawi Council of
Churches, the Muslim Association of MalawI, and the Health Education Unit of the Ministry of Health in
inter·faith initiatives. Two publications related to 'accelerated child survival and development' (ACSD) were published in 2009, Child Care in Islam and Child Care in Christianity. Both have been used for Training of
Trainers (TOTs) with the Seventh Day Adventist, Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Qadria Muslim Association of Malawi, the Catholic Diocese, Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches (involving several Christian churches) and the Malawi Interfaith Association.
After the TOTs, participants take the programme activities to district level.
The ACSD content has also been used to dialogue with Traditional Authorities, leading to the development of
a communique signed by 21 Paramount Chiefs in the Southern Region in 2009. The same activity will be
replicated in 2010, targeting Traditional Authorities in the Central and Northern Regions, to cover the rest of
the country. The key success in this activity is the linkage of the Traditional Authorities to the District Assemblies.
A third activity is a letter circulated to Village Headmen to mobilize their support for children's rights to
health and development.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • Local
  • Régional


  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

UNICEF Communication for Development Section

01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010