UNICEF CHINA 2016 - 2020
FIVE YEARS OF RESULTS FOR CHILDREN IN CHINA
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Over the last five years, UNICEF China has kept its commitment to children’s rights at the centre of its work. We are proud of our impact. We have improved the health, development and protection of children, and we have always focused on the most vulnerable.
We have seen UNICEF’s Barefoot Social Worker model develop from an experimental project into a programme that is being adapted and rolled out to every village in China. Our Conditional Cash Transfer programme, which provided subsidies on request to pregnant women and children under 1 year of age, saw an increase in the
uptake of 9 essential maternal and child health services – from 73 per cent in 2013 to almost 82 per cent in 2018. The most vulnerable groups benefited most from this programme.
Our success depends on our partnerships. UNICEF has productive relationships with key partners in the government who are working towards the same goals of upholding children’s rights. We are also building our partnerships with academia, the private sector and with civil society, so that we can do more, and reach more children and youth.
We are committed to leaving no child behind – whether they are a girl or a boy, a child with a disability, or a child from a particular economic, ethnic, or religious background. We will build on what we have achieved so far, until all girls and boys in China have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.