The promotion, restoration and maintenance of the health and well-being of children and adolescents. This to be achieved through excellence in service, teaching, leadership and research at all levels of health care, always pacing the interest of children and adolescents first and recognising their needs and rights in the context of their families and communities, the nation and the African continent.


To be a powerhouse of academic child and adolescent health in sub-Saharan Africa. Through teaching, researching, promoting and addressing issues in child health and child rights relevant to developing countries in general, and Africa in particular, we aim to have an impact on child and adolescent health throughout the world.