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The continuum of care in West and Central Africa

This graph presents the status of key indicators illustrating access to a continuum of care for maternal, newborn and child health.

Acronyms:
WCAR
: West and Central Africa Region
Family Plan: Contraceptive prevalence - Percentage of women in union aged 15-49 old curently using modern contraception
ANC: Antenatal care coverage - Percentage of women aged 15-49 years old attended at least once during pregnancy by skilled health personnel (doctors, nurses, midwives)
TNN: Neonatal tetanus coverage - Percentage of women aged 15-49 years old who received tetanus vaccine
PMTCT: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission - Percentage of HIV positive pregnant women receiving antiretroviral therapy to prevent transmission to their children
Safe Delivery: Percentage of child deliveries attended by skilled health personnel
Initiation BF: Breastfeeding - Percentage of infants breastfed within one hour of birth
Post natal Vit. A: Percentage of women receiving vitamin A supplementationin post partum care
BF: Exclusive breastfeeding - Percentage of children 0-6 months old who are exclusively breastfed
Vit. A: Vitamin A supplementation - Percentage of children 6-59 months old receiving at least one dose of vitamin A
DPT3: Percentage of infants who received three doses of diphteria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine
Measles: Percentage of infants who received measles vaccine
Hib: Percentage of infants who received three doses of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine  
LLIN: Percentage of children under five sleeping under a treated mosquito net
Sanitation: Percentage of population using adequate sanitation facilities
Hand washing: Percentage of the population practicing hand washing with soap at critical times 
Drinking Water: Percentage of population using improved drinking-water sources
Compl. feeding: Complementary feeding - Percentage of children aged 6-59 months old receiving adequate complementary food
Diarrhea treat.: Percentage of children under five with diarrhoea receiving oral rehydration therapy and continued feeding
Malaria treat.: Percentage of children under five with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs
Pneumonia: Percentage of children under five with suspected pneumonia taken to an appropriate health-care provider
VIH + ARV: Percentage of HIV positive children under five years old receiving antiretroviral drugs

Main data sources: The State of the World's Children, UNICEF, 2008

 

 
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