Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Health for the world's adolescents

"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.

WHO recommendation on community mobilization for maternal and newborn health

3 July 2014 -- In 2003 WHO published Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health (the IFC Framework) that promotes integrating the health promotion approach set out in the Ottawa Charter into national maternal and newborn health strategies. Ten years after the original framework was published. This report summarizes the final recommendation and the process for developing the guideline on the effectiveness of community mobilization through facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women’s groups for maternal and newborn health.

Consultation on improving measurement of the quality of maternal, newborn and child care in health facilities

17 July 2014 -- In December 2013, WHO and PMNCH convened a consultation on “Improving measurement of the quality of maternal, newborn and child care in health facilities”. This report provides information about the meeting and the proposed 19 core indicators for reporting on quality of MNCH care in facilities.