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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WHO launches app for the care of children in hospital

WHO is launching a new app to support health workers when attending children in hospital. The Children at Hospital app, now available in Russian on the Apple App Store, provides clinical guidelines for the care of children throughout their stay in hospital.

WHO Children at Hospital App

The WHO e-Pocketbook, now available in Russian on the Apple App Store, provides clinical guidelines for the care of children throughout their stay in hospital.

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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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