PMNCH Fact sheets
- Some 350,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth;
- More than 8 million children die before their fifth birthday;
- About 40% of those die in the first month of life (neonate mortality);
- An estimated 6 million deaths could be prevented -- through better access and integration of health interventions;
- These needed interventions are known and affordable.
These are only some of the global facts and figures regarding women’s and children’s health – the tragedy of millions of lives lost each year which are preventable. In 2000, world leaders agreed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) --with two goals specific to women's and children’s health: (MDG 4 – reduce child mortality and MDG 5 – improve maternal health). In 2005, PMNCH was created to focus attention on this tragedy, and accelerate action, commitment and progress to achieving MDGs 4 + 5 amongst other MDGs implicated. Find below PMNCH Fact Sheets on women’s and children’s health, including a definition of the “continuum of care”—a key precept of the Partnership.
PMNCH Fact Sheets (updated August 2011)
- PMNCH Facts: Continuum of Care for reproductive, maternal, newborn & child health (RMNCH)
- PMNCH Facts: Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5
- PMNCH Facts: MDG 4: Child mortality
- PMNCH Facts: MDG4 - Newborn death and illness
- PMNCH Facts: MDG 4 - Stillbirths
- PMNCH Facts: MDG 5 - Maternal mortality
- PMNCH Facts: MDG 6 - HIV/AIDS and maternal, newborn & child health