17 October 2019

Situation of Children in Mozambique 2014

The Situation of Children in Mozambique 2021 CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST 'THE SITUATION OF CHILDREN IN MOZAMBIQUE 2021   Over the course of the last decade the situation of children in Mozambique has advanced significantly. More children are surviving and gaining access to the social protection system, and many more are enjoying access to…, Main areas of progress, An ever increasing number of children are surviving until their fifth birthday. The under-five child mortality rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. Whereas in 1997, 2 out of every 10 children born alive would die in the first five years of life, in 2011 this figure was reduced by half, according to the Demographic and Health Surveys (…, Areas of less progress, Although various advances have been observed, there are some areas where progress has been slower or where no changes have occurred.  Despite various efforts by the government and its partners, little progress has been made in reducing chronic under-nutrition which remains at one of the highest levels in the world, with 43% of children under 5…, Geographic inequalities, Large geographical inequalities persist, with most social indicators worse in the rural areas. Urban-rural inequality often reflects disparities in the supply and quality of basic social services, as well as the higher levels of poverty in rural areas.  For example, pregnant women in the urban areas are twice as likely to give birth in health…, Conclusions, There have been great advances in improving the well-being of children, especially with regard to child survival and access to basic social services, such as to improved sources of drinking water and sanitation, to HIV/AIDS testing and treatment and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, to education and to birth registration. But there…