The Road to Health
More children are surviving, but not enough are thriving.
Mortality rates for children under 5 have decreased in South Africa, but many children are not reaching their full development potential as evidenced by the high rates of stunting and poor educational outcomes.
The national Side-by-Side campaign in South Africa is working to encourage stronger collaboration between healthcare workers and caregivers to improve children’s health and development, in part through their Road to Health Book that is issued to all new births across the country.
The videos are used to introduce the Road to Health Book, as well as to outline 5 themes: Nutrition, Love, Protection, Health Care and Extra Care.