Child and adolescent health

Child health

Child health

Child health and development is an important aspect of public health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
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Newborn health

Newborn health

A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of life, the child is at highest risk of dying.
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Adolescent health

Adolescent health

Adolescents – young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years – are often thought of as a healthy group.
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> 800 000children under 5 still die in the Region each year
> 50%of these deaths occur in the neonatal period, the first 28 days of life
About 20% of the population of the Region are adolescents