Definition of skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth: the 2018 joint statement by WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, ICM, ICN, FIGO and IPA
This revised definition of skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth (also widely known as a “skilled birth attendants” or SBAs) addresses existing gaps between reported increases in SBAs and disproportionate maternal and neonatal mortality – with the aim of supporting the measurement requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Countdown 2030: Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
The report synthesizes data on the current situation and trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition from a wide array of sources, including the profiles of the 81 Countdown priority countries, which together account for 95% of maternal deaths and 90% of deaths among children under age 5. Countdown’s primary focus is the continuum of care, with some expansion into nutrition, adolescent health (limited to adolescent girls’ reproductive health), early childhood development, quality of care and effective coverage, and conflict settings.
This resource features detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 countries that account for 95% of all maternal deaths and 90% of all child deaths. Each profile presents the latest data on the country’s progress toward improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition.
“Is every child counted” provides a status report on the data availability of child related SDG indicators showing that sufficient data is available only for half of those. Many indicators, such as those on poverty and violence cannot be compared, and are either too limited or of poor quality, leaving governments without the information they need to accurately address challenges facing millions of children, or to track progress towards achieving the Goals. The report also identifies priorities for enhancing the collection, analysis and use of data for children.
These statistical profiles present current levels of key impact, service delivery and coverage interventions for mothers and newborns with a wide array of disaggregation including residence, household wealth, mother’s age, mother’s education and sub-regional levels.
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This edition of The State of the World’s Children argues that progress for the most disadvantaged children is the defining condition for delivering on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The data in this report show, unless we accelerate the pace of our progress, the futures of millions of disadvantaged and vulnerable children – and therefore the future of their societies – will be imperilled. The flagship publication contains the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being.
The 2016 State of the World’s Children Report contains the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being. The updated statistical tables are available to download.
This visualization is based on UNICEF’s key statistics on child survival,
development and protection with data as of June 2016.
Indicator and Monitoring Framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
This report presents the indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030) focusing on its Survive, Thrive and Transform objectives and 17 targets. The report details the selection process for the indicators and implications for monitoring, measurement, investments and reporting.
This revised guide brings a full range of updated evidence – based norms and standards that enable health care providers at the first health care level to provide high-quality, integrated care during pregnancy and childbirth and after birth, both for mothers and babies. This guide will support countries in their efforts to reach every woman and child and ensure that pregnancy, birth and the first postnatal weeks are the joyful and safe experience they should be. The guide will be updated periodically as new WHO recommendations become available.
This summary presents new estimates of maternal mortality produced by the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) as part of global and country monitoring of the Millennium Development Goal five. The estimates for 1990 to 2015 presented in this summary are the eighth in a series of analyses by the MMEIG to examine global, regional and country progress in reducing maternal mortality.
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged. The report spotlights where the international community must now focus attention and action to reach the most vulnerable children and achieve sustainable growth.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights. The Executive Summary features many of the elements that are highlighted in the main interactive online report, including the extraordinary stories of young innovators. It also presents key statistics on child survival, development and protection for the world’s countries, areas and regions.
The 2015 State of the World’s Children Report contains the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being. The updated statistical tables are available to download.
Africa, already the world’s second most populous continent with over 1 billion inhabitants, is experiencing a demographic shift unprecedented in its scale and swiftness.
The MDGs brought together governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector to achieve concrete goals for development and poverty eradication. Much has been accomplished through the concerted and focused efforts of all, saving and improving the lives of many people, but the agenda remains unfinished.
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the culmination of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As people look to the future of human wellbeing, data will play an increasingly important part in identifying inequities and in informing and evaluating interventions so these are responsive and accountable to the world’s 2.2 billion children, especially those so far excluded from the benefits of development.
The State of the World’s Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realizing children’s rights. Credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make it possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion. Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible – by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, gauging progress and holding duty bearers to account. Making the possible real is up to decision makers.
The UN Secretary General’s Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 highlights how UNICEF, in close collaboration with UN agencies and Member States, is making a direct contribution to the dissemination and use of information for decision making.
In this edition of the MDG report, Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations highlights several milestones in the foreword: “The target of reducing extreme poverty by half has been reached five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, as has the target of halving the proportion of people who lack dependable access to improved sources of drinking water. Conditions for more than 200 million people living in slums have been ameliorated—double the 2020 target. Primary school enrolment of girls equalled that of boys, and we have seen accelerating progress in reducing child and maternal mortality.”
The 2013 edition of UNICEF’s flagship publication The State of the World’s Children focuses on children with disabilities.
This edition of Progress for Children sets out who adolescents are, where they live, what they do, what their problems are and how their needs are – or are not – being met.
Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: An update on progress in priority countries
In this publication, Countdown to 2015 provides profiles for the countries where more than 95% of all maternal and child deaths occur. The profiles highlight how well each country is doing in increasing coverage of high-impact interventions that can save the lives of millions of women and children.
This edition of The State of the World’s Children explores the increasingly urban experience of childhood. Over half the world’s people – including more than a billion children – now live in cities and towns.
The UN Secretary General’s MDG Report 2011 presents the most up-to-date information on the progress made to reach the Millennium Development Goals by the internationally agreed deadline of 2015.
In the foreword to this State of the World’s Children 2011 edition, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF writes: “Adolescence is not only a time of vulnerability, it is also an age of opportunity. This is especially true when it comes to adolescent girls. We know that the more education a girl receives, the more likely she is to postpone marriage and motherhood – and the more likely it is that her children will be healthier and better educated. By giving all young people the tools they need to improve their own lives, and by engaging them in efforts to improve their communities, we are investing in the strength of their societies.”
‘Achieving the MDGs with Equity’ is the focus of this ninth edition of Progress for Children, UNICEF’s report card series that monitors progress towards the MDGs.
In this sixth edition of the MDG report published annually, a thorough review of the progress made toward reaching the MDGs by 2015 is presented. Sha Zukang, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, writes: “The Millennium Development Goals are still attainable.