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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App for the care of children in hospital in Russian and its Kyrgyz edition now both available on Android

The app for the care of children in hospital in Russian, and its edition specifically designed for Kyrgyzstan, are now both available to download on Android devices. The apps, which were launched at the end of 2017, allow doctors, nurses, students and academics access to important clinical guidelines and focus on the management of major causes of childhood mortality.

WHO Children at Hospital App

The Children at Hospital app, available in Russian and in an edition specifically designed for Kyrgyzstan, are now available to download on both Apple iOS and Android devices.

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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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