Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Data, statistics and epidemiology

The work of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA) in the area of epidemiology focuses on the generation, synthesis, analysis, use and dissemination of evidence at various levels in order to inform the cycle of research, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and to provide key strategic information which can lead to action and positive changes in policies, strategies, health system, and ultimately in maternal and child health status.

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303 000women died due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications in 2015.

Maternal mortality data


5.9 millionchildren under-5 died in 2015

Under-five mortality


45%of under-5 deaths occur in their first 28 days of life

Infant mortality