Published online by Cambridge University Press: 31 July 2008
Health of school age children and the Partnership for Child Development
Until recently, health programmes in developing countries have focused on infant survival and on the health of adolescents and, consequently, the health concerns of children of school age, falling between the ages of infancy and adolescence, have been neglected. The World Bank Development Report of 1993, stated a need to move beyond the focus on survival and to capture the concept that community health depends on the quality of life and opportunities for development. In response, the Partnership for Child Development was set up in 1992 to address the problem of ill-health among school-age children in the developing world.