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.
17 April 2014 -- Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect. This is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, on 24-30 April. This short video encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check whether your vaccinations are up-to-date, and to get the vaccines you need, when you need them.
At the World Health Assembly, Member States approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO Secretariat was asked to develop recommendations for Member States on how to address the inappropriate marketing of complementary foods - foods for infants and young children who are still breastfed.
This is the second edition of the Pocket book of hospital care for children. It is for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals. The Pocket Book is one of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). It is an update of the 2005 edition, and presents up-to-date evidence based clinical guidelines from several recently updated and published WHO guidelines and recommendations.
Child health topics
Statistics and epidemiology
Revised WHO classification and treatment of childhood pneumonia at health facilities
Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults
H4+ partnership: joint support to improve women’s and children’s health
Levels and trends in child mortality 2014
WHO news releases on child health
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
Director-General announces new initiative to end childhood obesity
World malaria report 2013 shows major progress in fight against malaria, calls for sustained financing
News and events on child health
- World Prematurity Day
World Pneumonia Day
Setting the foundation for post-2015: partners call for sustained effort and accountability
Inter-Parliamentary Union: parliamentarians have a critical role in reducing maternal and child deaths