This poster shows a timeline of the development of the UNICEF/Washington Group module on child functioning from the establishment of the technical working group on child functioning in 2009 to the online release of the module in 2016.
Although remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, too many newborns die each year. These deaths occur despite the availability of affordable, high-impact, evidence-based solutions. Mortality among newborns fell by 47 per cent over the period 1990 to 2015, a smaller decrease compared to the reduction in under-five mortality of 53 per cent witnessed during the same period.
The global Every Newborn Action Plan was launched in 2014 with clear targets and strategies for reduction of neonatal deaths and still births.