Child and adolescent health
Most children and adolescents in the WHO European Region enjoy a high standard of health and well-being. The Region includes the countries with the lowest infant and child mortality rates in the world. However, it also includes some whose rates are 25 times higher. Every year more than 160 000 children in the European Region die before the age of five, 40% of them in the first month of life.Read more
Top storyPhoto story – How can the obesity epidemic in children be stopped?
Across the WHO European Region, more and more children are now overweight and obese. What can be done, and who needs to take action to stop overweight becoming the new norm?Read more
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PublicationsCountry profiles on nutrition, physical activity and obesity in the 53 WHO European Region Member States. Methodology and summary More publications
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Data and statistics
Over 160 000 children in the European Region die before the age of five every year, 40% of them in the first month of life.Read more
Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) studySocial determinants of health and well-being among young people. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2009/2010 survey Read more
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