2016 Global Nutrition Report

Jun 15, 2016

The Global Nutrition Report is the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition. It is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global scale, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress.

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The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

May 1, 2016

The Global Strategy (2016-2030) is a roadmap to achieve right to the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents –to transform the future and ensure every newborn, mother and child not only survives, but thrives. The new Strategy – updated through a process of collaboration with stakeholders led by WHO – builds on the success of the 2010 Strategy and its Every Woman Every Child movement as a platform to accelerate the health-related Millennium Development Goals and puts women, children and adolescents at the heart of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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A Key to Inclusion: New tool to measure child functioning and disability

Apr 19, 2016

A Key to Inclusion: A video highlighting the critical importance of collecting data on child functioning and disability, on its feasibility and on its powerful results. The video addresses a new series of questions put together by UNICEF/Washington Group on Disability Statistics that go beyond labels and diagnoses to explore children’s actual experiences and the difficulties that they encounter in performing daily activities.

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Child nutrition interactive dashboard: 2015 edition

Sep 22, 2015

The UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group Child Malnutrition Dashboard allows users to generate a variety of graphs and charts, using the newest joint estimates for child malnutrition. Estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, underweight, overweight and wasting are presented for the 1990 to 2014 period by the Agency Classifications of United Nations, Millennium Development Goal, UNICEF regions, WHO regions, World Bank income groups and World Bank regions.

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Achieving the Malaria MDG Target

Sep 16, 2015

The joint WHO-UNICEF report – Achieving the Malaria MDG Target – shows that the malaria MDG target 6c, calling for halting and beginning to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015, has been met convincingly. The number of malaria cases fell from an estimated 262 million in 2000, to 214 million in 2015. The annual number of deaths from malaria plunged from 839,000 to 438,000. The incidence malaria cases globally has dropped by 37 per cent over the past 15 years, while malaria mortality fell by 60 per cent, achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the incidence of the disease by 2015. However, more than 3 billion people – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa – remain at risk for malaria, but significant funding gaps remain. If malaria elimination goals are to be reached, funding will need to triple from current levels.

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2015

Sep 8, 2015

This report presents the group’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality up to the year 2015, and assesses progress at the country, regional and global levels. The report also provides an overview on the estimation methods used for child mortality indicators.

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Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality

Feb 10, 2015

The Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care within and between countries. Concrete political commitments and financial investments by country governments and development partners are necessary to meet the targets and carry out the strategies for EPMM.

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A Statistical Snapshot of Violence against Adolescent Girls

Oct 10, 2014

While all adolescents may experience violence, being a girl presents some unique vulnerabilities – some with consequences that can last a lifetime.

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