All children have the right to survive and thrive.
Critical child issues with persisting disparities include Under 5 mortality rate, which in the Western region is now almost four times higher than in Ulaanbaatar and is almost four times higher for children in the poorest quintile compared to children in the wealthiest quintile. Only 31 per cent of pregnant women in the Western regions receive correct quality antenatal care compared to 84 per cent in Ulaanbaatar.
Challenges in child survival and development are related to uneven access to services and limited availability of essential medicines and supplies, relatively weak equity focus in legislation, policies and budget allocation, as well as persistence of negative behavioural practices among public.
Jointly with the Ministry of Health, United Nations agencies, young people, women and people with disabilities, associations and other partners, UNICEF will support increased access to quality and inclusive health-care services through strengthening policies, programmes and services, institutional capacity and resourcing.
- Increase access to quality maternal and child healthcare services at primary level
- Reduce impact of air and environmental pollution on children and pregnant women
- Implement innovative health technologies and data for health services
These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Health Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.