Infant and child health are one of the most important areas of concern for most developing and developed countries. Both parents and caregivers stress the value of good Infant and child health care, Studies show that most deaths and accidents in children are caused by non-availabilty of resources, poor hygiene, lack of sanitation facilities and awareness. Children are the future of our world.inspite of this quality care is not available to a large percentage of children. Parents and health authorities need to ensure that each child has access to basic facilities like food, shelter and quality medical care.
The growing needs of infants and children are mainly physical, medical and emotional. Infants and children need a lot of love, care and attention at each stage of their development in order to grow into well balanced, disciplined and caring human beings.
Today there are numerous problems faced by infant and child healthcare providers. Physical ailments like infections, fevers, and injuries are some common problems face by infant and child health care authorities. They need to ensure that along with awareness of medical facilities quality medical assistance is available to all children.
Infant and child health care providers must also provide professional counseling and aids to fulfill the physical, mental, emotional and educational requirements of children. Along with the above, timely and quality treatment of ailments is vital to ensure good physical and mental health of the children.
Infant and child health workers must remember that the overall well being of a child is dependent on all of the above plus love, care and attention which the parent or care giver provides the child. A healthy upbringing benefits both society and economy, hence the importance of infant and child health cannot be over stressed.