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Low birthweight: country regional and global estimates.
The goal of reducing low birthweight incidence by at least one third between 2000 and 2010 is one of the major goals in ‘A World Fit for Children’ the Declaration and Plan of Action adopted at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children in 2002. Expand
Countdown to 2015 decade report (2000–10): taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival
Evidence is provided from several countries showing that rapid progress is possible and that focused and targeted interventions can reduce inequities related to socioeconomic status and sex and much more can and should be done to address maternal and newborn health and improve coverage of interventions related to family planning, care around childbirth, and case management of childhood illnesses. Expand
Diarrhoea: why children are still dying and what can be done
Saving the lives of millions of children at risk of death from diarrhoea is possible with a comprehensive strategy that ensures all children in need receive critical prevention and treatment measures. Expand
Levels and trends in under-5 mortality, 1990–2008
The Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) aims to source and share data on child mortality, to improve and harmonise estimation methods across partners, and to produce consistent estimates on the levels and trends in child mortality worldwide. Expand
Levels and trends in child mortality. Report 2012. Estimates developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.
An acceleration of the pace of progress is urgently required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target on child survival particularly in high mortality countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Expand
Levels & Trends in Child Mortality
The Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) constitutes representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the United NationsExpand
Maternal mortality in 2000: estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA.
Reduction of maternal mortality has been endorsed as a key development goal by countries and is included in consensus documents emanating from international conferences such as the World Summit forExpand
Levels and trends in child mortality, 1990–2009
This article looks at the levels and trends in child mortality from 1990-2009 and states that removing financial and social barriers to accessing welfare services innovations to make supply of critical services more available to the poor and increasing local accountability of the health systems are examples of policy interventions that have allowed health systems to improve equity. Expand
Monitoring low birth weight: an evaluation of international estimates and an updated estimation procedure.
Current survey-based estimates of the prevalence of low birth weight are biased substantially downwards and two adjustments to reported data are recommended: a weighting procedure that combines reported birth weights with mothers' assessment of the child's size at birth, and categorization of one-quarter of the infants reported to have a birth weight of exactly 2500 grams as having low birth Weight. Expand
Global trends in exclusive breastfeeding
The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding among infants younger than six months in developing countries increased from 33% in 1995 to 39% in 2010 and increased in almost all regions in the developing world, with the biggest improvement seen in West and Central Africa. Expand