16 September 2014 -- New data released show that under 5 mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. But overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under 5 mortality by 2015. The latest release of "Levels and trends in child mortality" shows that in 2013, 2.8 million babies died within the first month of life, which represents about 44% of all under 5 deaths.
8 July 2014 -- WHO has launched "Consolidated guidelines on HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care for key populations" in the lead up to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia, which runs 20-25 July 2014. For each recommendation, the specific issues and considerations related to adolescents are provided. There are case examples in the service delivery chapter highlighting adolescents and the young and key populations technical briefs are annexed. During the conference the online multi-format tool entitled "Adolescent HIV testing, counselling and care - Implementation guidance for health providers and planners" will also be presented.
"Health for the world’s adolescents" is a dynamic, multimedia, online report. It describes why adolescents need specific attention, distinct from children and adults. It presents a global overview of adolescents’ health and health-related behaviours, including the latest data and trends, and discusses the determinants that influence their health and behaviours.
It reflects the achievements in developing the evidence base for action and touches on new interventions, new research and new delivery mechanisms. It also features adolescents’ own perspectives on their health needs.
Mapping of training resource packages for community health workers
WHO and UNFPA on behalf of the United Nations Health Agencies compiled a training resource packages for community health workers to accelerate progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals in sexual and reproductive health and maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. These training resource packages for CHWs were sourced with documents retrieved online and from key informants including United Nations agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and other partners.
Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health topical information
Levels and trends in child mortality 2014
Caring for newborns and children in the community, adaptation for high HIV or TB settings
Consultation on improving measurement of the quality of maternal, newborn and child care in health facilities
WHO recommendation on community mobilization through facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women’s groups for maternal and newborn health
Adolescent HIV testing, counselling and care
Success factors for women’s and children’s health: multisector pathways to progress
Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health at the Sixty-ninth Session of the UN General Assembly
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever