WHO support materials for RC69 technical briefing on child and adolescents’ health in the WHO European Region

Most children and adolescents in the WHO European Region have a happy and healthy childhood; however, widespread inequalities remain within and between Member States.

The health of children and adolescents needs to be prioritized as many health problems persist, and newly arising problems need to be addressed.

Factsheets and support materials are available for each of the specific problems that children and adolescents face in the WHO European Region:

  1. Low exclusive infant breastfeeding rates
  2. Poor adolescent mental health
  3. Widespread tooth decay
  4. Poor road safety levels
  5. Unnecessary admission to hospitals
  6. Aggressive promotion of unhealthy food
  7. Developmental difficulties in children
  8. Lack of regional response to tuberculosis
  9. Problems with adolescent access to health services
  10. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  11. Poor vaccination among children

1. Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding factsheet

Breastfeeding infographics

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2. Adolescent mental health

Adolescent mental health in the European Region, WHO Regional Office for Europe Factsheet for World Mental Health Day 2018

Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), Guidance to Support Country Implementation - Summary

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3. Oral Health

Oral health page

Publications for oral health

Growing up unequal. HBSC 2016 study (2013/2014 survey)

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4. Violence and Injuries (0-19): Road Safety

Save LIVES: a road safety technical package

Global status report on road safety 2018, Summary

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5. Quality of care for children

Hospital care for mothers and newborn babies: quality assessment and improvement tool

Pocket book of hospital care for children: Second edition
Guidelines for the management of common childhood illnesses

Improving the Quality of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health in the WHO European Region

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6. Complementary feeding

Commercial foods for infants and young children in the WHO European Region (2019)

Commercial foods for infants and young children in the WHO European Region. Policy brief on two new reports by the WHO Regional Office for Europe (2019)

Improving the nutritional quality of commercial foods for infants and young children in the WHO European Region (2019)

Ending inappropriate promotion of commercially available complementary foods for infants and young children between 6 and 36 months in Europe (2019)

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7. Early childhood development

Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development-A framework for helping children survive and thrive to transform health and human potential (2018)

Developmental difficulties in early childhood-Prevention, early identification, assessment and intervention in low- and middle-income countries

Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030): sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal violence, and early childhood development

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8. Providing services to adolescents

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Summary

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Full report

Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe

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9. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring report in Europe 2019

Structured operational research training of the European Tuberculosis Research Initiative (2019)

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10. Fetal alcohol syndrome

Prevention of harm caused by alcohol exposure in pregnancy. Rapid review and case studies from Member States (2016)

Global status report on alcohol and health 2018

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11. Vaccines

Highlights of European Immunization Week 2019. Report on regional and country activities (2019)

European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020 (2014)

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