Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health unit

Strategic Goals :

A Kenya where every child and adolescent in every setting realizes their right to physical, mental and social well-being and not only survives nut also thrives.

Mission :

End preventable deaths of children and adolescents in Kenya and ensure their realization of full potential and access to health rights as stated in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution.

Goal :

To enhance child survival, growth and development.


The unit has mandate for age cohorts from zero to 18 years which comprises of more that 50% of the kenyan population.

Functions :

  • Development, review and dissemination of child and adolescent health policies
  • Securing public health commodities for high impact interventions.
  • Clinical guidelines development
    capacity building and technical assistance to implement child and adolescent health programmes
  • Co-ordination of child and adolescent health activities and partners.
  • Liaison with other government agencies and sectors eg. education and social services.
  • Liaison with professional bodies, development partners, the scientific, research an social fraternities.
  • Child health research and knowledge translation
  • Resource mobilisation for child health
  • Health systems strengthening in liaison with other units in directorate and ministry.
  • Innovating for optimal child survival and development eg. the mother child booklet