29 May 2013 -- Some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: the 2013 update from Countdown to 2015. With fewer than 1,000 days remaining until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this report provides urgently-needed evidence about country progress – and challenges preventing progress – in scaling up the health interventions that work to save women’s and children’s lives.
29 May 2013 -- Thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets, have come together for the third global Women Deliver conference, from 28–30 May 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to advance girls’ and women’s health and rights.
29 May 2013 -- Promoting health through the life-course was at the spotlight of the discussions at the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly, held 20–28 May 2013, with discussions taking place in the official agenda as well as numerous side events organized in collaboration with Member States and other partners.
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.
Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health topical information
- Pocket book of hospital care for children: Second edition
- Long-term effects of breastfeeding: a systematic review
- Ending preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025
- Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control: a healthier future for girls and women
- Preconception care to reduce maternal and childhood mortality and morbidity
Remarkable progress in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health
Better supply systems key to reach all children with life-saving vaccines
WHO/UNICEF: New plan to address pneumonia and diarrhoea could save 2 million children a year
Ending preventable deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025
International Women’s Day - 8 March