The State of the World’s Children 2008 assesses the state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children today. These issues serve as sensitive barometers of a country’s development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values. Investing in the health of children and their mothers is a human rights imperative and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future.
Download the full report [PDF, 4.4 MB]
Download the executive summary [PDF, 618 KB]
Download the full report in Arabic [PDF, 5.4 MB]
The State of the World’s Children 2008 is also available this year in regional editions. Using the framework provided by the global report, these editions explore the topic of child survival from a regional perspective. The regional editions aim not only at contributing to a better understanding of key issues for child survival in a particular region but also at encouraging broad public debate.
Download The State of Africa’s Children 2008 [PDF, 2.6MB]
Download The State of Asia-Pacific’s Children 2008 [PDF, 1.9 MB]
Download The State of Latin American and Caribbean Children 2008 [PDF, 2.2 MB]
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