The children

Birth

Early Years

Primary school years

Adolescents

Child Rights

 

Early Years

Children under-five make up over 10 per cent of the population.  Mortality rates for this age group plunged from 148 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 52 per 1,000 live births in 2009.  However, significant health and development challenges continue to threaten those children who are isolated from national services because of poverty.

Disease
 
Immunization coverage is high with most immunization rates over 90 per cent for children at one year of age.  However, infection and diarrhoea remains a serious risk.

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Injury
 
Children face further threats increasingly as they become mobile. Drowning and other injuries become a serious concern to their survival.

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Nutrition
 
Despite improvements in recent years, malnutrition continues to be an underlying cause of child death.

 

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Early child development
 
Early child development is essential to the survival of children and for their development. Some parents and caregivers in Bangladesh are unaware of the importance and resources for encouraging  early learning.

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For every child
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