It is widely known that healthy children have a better chance of overcoming poverty and leading happier lives. Our programmes focus on the overall health of children in need by supporting their right to a healthy start in life through improving family and community health practices, reinforcing their capacities to participate in health system management and increasing children, youth and women access to improved primary healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation; with the objective to support the reduction in the incidence of malaria, malnutrition and anaemia – the three leading causes of under-five mortality – and to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality. Our health programmes strengthen the capacity of girls and boys, women and families to claim their right to quality health. Participation of rights holders in the delivery of health services is promoted through school health committees, children and youth clubs, youth ambassadors, community water management committees, community natural leaders, community health and sanitation volunteers and health management boards.