Our Priorities

Every child has the right to survive, grow and develop. A child's health and nutrition is vital for realization of each of these rights.

Access to health care and adequate nutritional intake has improved significantly for children in China over the last thirty years. UNICEF works with the Chinese government to make sure that advances in children's health care and nutrition continue.

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A mother holds her newborn.

Our Health and Nutrition programme helps children across China, including in remote rural areas, among ethnic minority groups, and in urban migrant communities.  We work on a wide range of projects, including:


You can help improve children's health and nutrition in China. Take action by learning more about how you can introduce vitamin and mineral supplements into your child's diet. Or find out how you can support UNICEF today.


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