Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health

Every child in Guinea-Bissau has the right to survive and thrive throughout his or her life

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Guinea-Bissau has one of the world’s highest child mortality rates and maternal mortality ratios

The death of a child in the first 28 days accounts for 43 per cent of child deaths under the age of 5 years.
Guinea-Bissau failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for the MMR (300) and, at the current pace, the country is unlikely to attain the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for MMR (70) by 2030.
The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 667 per 100,000 live birth³ is above the average MMR for low- income countries at 496 per 100,000.
Now there is a real opportunity to work towards this goal, building on the progress made in recent years.

Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health
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