UNICEF's goals for its programmes of assistance in The Gambia
are: support of the sustainability of the expanded programme
of immunisation (EPI); achievement and enhancement of the
Primary Health Care (PHC) services through the Bamako Initiative
principles of community costs-sharing; support to the meeting
of basic leaning needs through quality formal and non-formal
education and emphasis on importance on early childhood education,
policy development services and facilities.
It also includes expansion of potable water supply and improvement
of schools and household sanitary conditions; support of mechanisms
to co-ordinate national sensitisation on child survival, protection
and development; and strengthening the capacity in typing
and monitoring the status and of women and children.