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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Effective perinatal care follow-up visit to the Republic of Moldova

A visit to assess the implementation level of effective perinatal care (EPC) practices in 4 maternities in the Republic of Moldova took place from 31 May to 2 June 2016.

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Video – Youth talk about health

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Data and statistics

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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