Situation of newborn and child health in South-East Asia
Other Titlesprogress towards MDG4
AbstractDescription: The Situational Analysis is a compilation of factsheets on newborn and child health for the Member States in the South-East Asia Region of WHO. It has been prepared by undertaking an in-depth review of the most recent national household surveys like Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, other national reports, and international data wherever available. The information covers the demographic indicators, mortality, nutrition status, and coverage of the core interventions for newborn and child health, as well as water and sanitation situation. It also highlights the existing socio-economic disparities in newborn and child health in relation of mortality and intervention coverage levels. The publication reflects the progress in newborn and child health at the country and regional levels towards achievement of the MDG 4. The information would be useful for programme managers, policy makers, development partners, donors and other related stakeholders in reviewing the situation and for advocating for enhanced investment in the newborn and child health programmes in order to accelerate progress towards MDG 4 for reducing under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Situation of newborn and child health in South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205892