Child and adolescent health and development

Regional meeting on reducing newborn mortality with a focus on birth defects

8-10 August 2018, New Delhi, India
Regional meeting on reducing newborn mortality with a focus on birth defects was held from 8th to 10th August in New Delhi, India.
The overall objective of the Regional Program Managers’ meeting was to strengthen the country capacity for reducing newborn mortality and stillbirths; specific objectives:
• To review regional and national progress on birth defect surveillance and prevention
• To improve quality of newborn, stillbirths and birth defects surveillance and discuss scaling up and integration into national health information systems
• To strengthen approaches for prevention and management of birth defects
• To provide updates on improving quality of care and perinatal death surveillance
• To identify key country actions to strengthen surveillance, prevention and management of birth defects

South-East Asia Regional Parliamentarians’ Meeting: A Renewed Commitment to Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

26-27 July 2018, New Delhi, India
The meeting was organized to enhance political commitment and engagement of Parliamentarians for operationalizing Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ health (2016-2030) with a focus on ending preventable maternal, newborn and child mortality in the Region. Reaching the targets set under the SDGs of 70 or fewer maternal deaths per 100 000 live births, 25 or fewer under-5 deaths per 1000 live births, 12 or fewer neonatal deaths per 1000 live births and 12 or fewer stillbirths per 1000 total births will require substantial investment, commitment and action. It is very reassuring that all Member States in the WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030).

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Recent Publications

Strategic guidance on accelerating actions for adolescent health in SEA Region (2018–2022)

Health and well-being of 362 million adolescent (10–19 years) boys and girls in the South-East Asia Region will be the key to the national development of Member States as they progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Regional Strategic Guidance on accelerating actions for Adolescent Health (2018–2022) provides a way forward to countries to build upon the existing national adolescent health plans using intersectoral approach and for providing comprehensive and multi-dimensional services.

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Improving Newborn and Child Health: A strategic framework (2018–2022)

The Regional Strategic Framework for improving newborn and child health (2018-2022) provides guidance to Member States on accelerating action towards further reduction in newborn and under-five mortality and progressing towards achieving SDG 2030 targets. The Strategic Framework also focuses on actions for promoting health, development and well-being of children in line with the “Thrive” and “Transform” objectives of the Global Strategy.

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Child and Adolescent Health Unit
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