South African Child Gauge 2009/2010

The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town to monitor government and civil society's progress towards realising the rights of children.This issue focuses on child health and is divided into three parts. Part 1 focuses on legislature affecting children's health; Part 2 consists of twelve essays looking at different aspects of child health in SA from infectious diseases to strengthening health care systems for children; and Part 3 consists of key numeric indicators on children's health in South Africa. This collection of papers focuses on 'the meaning of children’s right to social services,' and can be used for independent study/research or for integration into child development curriculum.