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. In 2013, 2.8 million babies died within the first month of life, which represents about 44% of all under 5 deaths. This year WHO, UNICEF and partners issued the first-ever global plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by 2035.
18 September 2014 -- Food and drink marketing is vast and increasingly sophisticated, and children are among its prime targets. Food advertising and other forms of marketing influence children’s food preferences, purchasing behaviour and overall dietary behaviour. This feature story from the UK highlights how marketing restrictions have had a significant impact.
15 September 2014 -- In 2010, as part of the effort to address the global shortage of health workers and to find ethical solutions to health worker migration, governments agreed to the principles of the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. This feature story describes how Ireland has successfully put into practice the provisions of the Code with a new training programme which supports universal health coverage.