Child and adolescent health

Most children and adolescents in the WHO European Region enjoy a high standard of health and well-being. However, disparities in child health between and within countries persist. The Region includes countries with the lowest infant and child mortality rates in the world, but mortality in countries with the highest rate for children under 5 years is 25 times higher than that in countries with the lowest rate. Every year more than 160 000 children in the European Region die before the age of five, 50% of them in the first month of life.

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European Immunization Week in the classroom

Romania has kicked off Region-wide activities for European Immunization Week (EIW) this year, with a series of events to raise awareness about the importance of immunization among schoolchildren, parents and physicians. The 11th EIW takes place on 24–30 April 2016.

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Video – Youth talk about health

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Over 160 000 children in the European Region die before the age of five every year, 50% of them in the first month of life.

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