Emerging concerns and case studies on Child Marriage
Early Child Development Standards
The report will help to lay the foundation for strong ECD programming across all sectors in the country by providing guidance to parents and caregivers on proper care practices and key development benchmarks for Sri Lankan children below the age of five.
Out-of-School Children in Sri Lanka : Country Study
This Out of School Children Study in Sri Lanka is part of the Global Initiative on Out of School Children launched by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in 2010. Its objectives are to explore currently available statistical information on out of school children (OOSC), identify factors that contribute to exclusion from schooling, and examine existing policies that are effective in enhancing participation as well as the gaps in policy and in the implementation of policies and programmes.
National Nutrition and Micronutrient Survey 2012
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Nutritional status in Sri Lanka, determinants and interventions: a desk review
Assessment of Nutritional Status Northern Provice
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Againt Women
Trends in Maternal Mortality
Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. Likewise, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) declined from 400 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 to 210 in 2010, representing an average annual decline of 3.1 per cent.
Facts for life
One of the world‘s most widely read books, with over 15 million copies used. Facts for Life has helped to save the lives of millions of children by putting lifesaving knowledge about children‘s health into the hands of those who need it most: parents, caregivers, health workers, government officials, journalists and teachers.
Assessment of Nutritional Status and Associated Factors in Northern Province
Progress for children
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Partnering with Religious Communities for Children
A Handbook on Child Participation in Parliament
The State of the World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World
Humanitarian Action for Children 2012
The Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 publication describes the daily situation of some of the world's most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries beset by emergencies and crisis.
The country chapters included in the Humanitarian Action for Children include not only summaries of the key humanitarian challenges and the results of UNICEF's interventions in 2011, but also plans and associated funding requests for the coming year. The document also lays out the vital support provided by seven UNICEF regional offices to country operations. The unique contributions and funding needs of UNICEF's global efforts to coordinate emergency assistance are also included.
Qualitative Learning Action Research
An assessment of students' competency levels in Grades 3-9 in Northen and Eastern Provinces. March 2010
This report documents the development, delivery, scoring and processing of a set of tests of Tamil and mathematics for placing displaced and returned learners in the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP).
Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition for Survival Development 2010
These 25 health and nutrition district profiles enable government partners access to key trends, at-a-glance, and to compare data trends for each district as we jointly seek to address health and nutrition social inequities.
Nutrition and Food Security Survey 2010
In partnership, the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP), have produced this Nutrition and Food Security Survey of Sri Lanka. It is the first survey to assess the underlying causes of malnutrition in Sri Lanka and the related impact of the increase in global food prices.
This UNICEF and WFP funded survey reveals there are significant disparities between different regions of the country. While the incidence of stunting and underweight was higher in rural areas such as the estate sector and Hambantota, wasting was found to be higher in urban areas including Colombo.
While Sri Lanka is largely on track to attaining most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), significant challenges relating to poverty and child malnutrition remain including socio-economic and regional disparities.
Overview of Maternal Mortality in Sri Lanka 2001-2005
The reduction of maternal mortality is a major international public health goal, but many countries are finding difficulties to make progress towards it. The case of Sri Lanka is successfull story tat demonstrates how rapidly progress can occur when fundamental building blocks are in place.
We consider that other countries at similar income levels can take inspiration from Sri Lanka's strategies, interventions and impressive results in reducing maternal deaths. It is our hope that this maternal mortality review will bring a better understanding of each maternal death occuring in this country, as well as key findings to inform policy-making at all levels.