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BACKGROUND Historically, the main focus of studies of childhood mortality has been the infant and under-five mortality rates. Neonatal mortality (deaths <28 days of age) has received limited attention, although such deaths account for about 41% of all child deaths. To better assess progress, we developed annual estimates for neonatal mortality rates (NMRs)(More)
Although populations around the world are rapidly ageing, evidence that increasing longevity is being accompanied by an extended period of good health is scarce. A coherent and focused public health response that spans multiple sectors and stakeholders is urgently needed. To guide this global response, WHO has released the first World report on ageing and(More)
Geneva, drawing heavily on advice and inputs from other WHO Departments, collaborating United Nations (UN) Agencies, and WHO expert advisory groups and academic collaborators. Many of the inputs to these estimates result from collaborations with Interagency Groups, expert advisory groups and academic groups. The most important of these include the(More)
WHO life tables were primarily prepared by Jessica Ho and Colin Mathers of the Mortality and Health Analysis Unit in the WHO Department of Information, Evidence and Research (in the Health Systems and Innovation Cluster of WHO, Geneva). Data and methods for the 2016 update of life tables were developed with advice and assistance from a WHO Lifetables(More)
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