Public Health Policies

For Bringing Up Children in Better Conditions

Just as no mother feels contented in doing things for her children, the Workers’ Party of Korea and the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea devote all efforts to the work for bringing up all the children across the country in better conditions.

The typical example is the Law of the DPRK on Childcare newly adopted at the Sixth Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK held in February this year.

The law gives detailed accounts of its mission, the main principles of childcare, production and supply of children’s nutritious foods, provision of childcare conditions and guidance and control over childcare work.

This law, as an auxiliary of the Law of the DPRK on the Nursing and Upbringing Children  adopted at the Sixth Session of the Fifth Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK in April, Juche 65 (1976), concretizes the provision of childcare conditions.

In order to bring up children excellently, it is very important to feed delicious and nutritious foods to them on a regular basis.

The country’s economic situation is still difficult because of severe natural disasters that have hit it for several consecutive years and the prolonged global health crisis.

However, the Third Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK held in June last year, discussed the issue of improving the Party’s childcare policy as a major agenda. 

Participants in the Plenary Meeting and mothers across the country knew that the periods of nursery and kindergarten are the most important in children’s growth, but they had never imagined that the supply of dairy products to children at state expense could be set up as a policy of the Party in such a difficult period.

Kim Jong Un said that it was the most important policy and supreme cherished desire of the WPK and the state to provide more improved conditions for bringing children up even by investing huge sum of money and that it had to be the way of advance and development of the revolution to exert more sincerity to children even though the conditions became worse and to take dynamic steps forward towards the future of communism with the might of that love.

Soon after the Plenary Meeting, dairy products started to be supplied to the children of nurseries and kindergartens across the country.

While the children were drinking dairy products cheerfully, too young to fully realize the warm parental affection of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un for them, their parents and nursery and kindergarten teachers shed tears of gratitude.

The law on childcare  stipulates that its mission is to contribute to thoroughly implementing the Party’s childcare policy by establishing a strict system and order in producing and supplying children’s nutritious foods and in providing conditions for childcare, and that the basic principle of childcare is that the state establishes a well-regulated system of producing children’s nutritious foods including dairy products and regularly supplies them to all the children free of charge.

I believe that the children who are to be born and are now growing up in good health and in good environment will become the pillars supporting the country and increase the national might after 20 or 30 years.

As mentioned above, the Law of the DPRK  on Childcare is compiled in such a way as to positively contribute to bringing up children, precious treasures of the country, healthily and brightly by embodying the WPK’s noble view of the rising generations and the future.

In the future all the children of our country will grow up more excellently in improved conditions at the expenses of the state and society. 

Ri Kyong Sim, department head of the Ministry of Public Health