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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Slovakia publishes HBSC 2013/2014 report

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) research team in Slovakia published their 2013/2014 national report featuring data from nearly 10 000 students and 130 schools throughout the country.

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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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