Health and Nutrition

The Issue

The Challenges

UNICEF in Action


Resources on Health and Nutrition

Level & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2011
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank

Description: Nearly 21,000 children under five died every day in 2010—about 12,000 fewer a day than in 1990.

Universal Salt Iodization in CEE CIS during 2000-2009

Publication year: 2011
Publisher: UNICEF
in Englishin Russian
Description: A regional study of 20 countries, entitled Universal Salt Iodization in CEE CIS during 2000-2009, provides compelling evidence from countries which have enacted legislation of the iodine supplies through the highly influential salt chains for food manufacturers, public catering and households. 

Level & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2010
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank

Description: Since 1990 the global under-five mortality rate has fallen by a third—from 89 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 60 in 2009. 

Countdown to 2015: Decade Report (2000-2015)
Countdown collects and analyzes data from the 68 countries that account for at least 95 per cent of maternal and child deaths. It produces country profiles that present coverage data for a range of key health services. It reviews progress over 2000–2010. 

Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Nutrition
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF 
Description: Lack of attention to child and maternal nutrition today will result in considerably higher costs tomorrow. With more than 1 billion people suffering from malnutrition and hunger, international leadership and urgent action are needed. Global commitments on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are part of a wider international agenda that will help address the critical issues raised in this report.

Sustainable Elimination of Iodine Deficiency
This report was made possible with the advice and contributions of many people, both inside and outside UNICEF. It was prepared by the UNICEF Nutrition Section, Programme Division and the Division of Communications at New York Headquarters.




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