child mortality - updates

Rappler's latest stories on child mortality


INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

Bulk of world's child deaths in just 10 countries – study

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Accelerated investment in child survival is imperative to meet the UN s Sustainable Development Goals authors of the study say

The wRap Indonesia: Haze apology, Disneyland in Bogor

Sep 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is out of the hospital the government apologizes to Malaysia and Singapore for the haze and other top news in Indonesia and around the world

5 MILLION SAVED. Indonesia's progress means over 5 million lives of children under 5 were saved.

Indonesia child deaths drop significantly

Sep 10, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Indonesia has managed to save more than 5 million children between 1990 and 2015

5 MILLION SAVED. Indonesia's progress means over 5 million lives of children under 5 were saved.

Child deaths halved since 1990, but UN goal missed

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Only 62 of 195 countries met targets they adopted 15 years ago says a study which measures the world s performance in one of the 8 so called Millennium Development Goals

UN: 10 more years needed to reach MDG on child mortality

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

About 16 000 children under 5 die every day in 2015 due to preventable causes such as pneumonia diarrhea and malaria

How can rest of PH copy Metro's child mortality rates improvement?

May 13, 2015 - 8:46 PM

In a report Save the Children recommends 3 key concepts to help improve child health

Improved child mortality rates in Metro Manila seen – survey

May 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The metropolis is among a list that includes 6 cities which successfully halved their child mortality rates over a period of 15 years

IMPROVED CARE. Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. File photo by  Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

An overview of child survival among Filipinos

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Statistics show that many newborns in the Philippines don’t survive infancy Many of these deaths result from diseases and conditions that are easily preventable or treatable when proven cost effective solutions are available

All photos from Iris Gokeelao/EMW

Child mortality drops in 2013: UN

Sep 16, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Technological innovations allowing the delivery of life saving interventions in a much more cost effective manner is seen as a contributing factor in the decline

CHILD MORTALITY. A child at the health center in Grand Dessalines receives oral re-hydration salts being administered by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the French NGO Acted during the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Grand Dessalines, Haiti, 25 October 2010. Marco Dormino/UNICEF/UN Photo

Recto dares gov't: Pour more funds in 'health bucket'

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Senator Ralph Recto commends the increase in the government s proposed health spending for 2015 but says more funding is still needed

Children's rights group to Aquino gov't: Address inequality in child deaths

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:23 PM

With 500 days left to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals Save the Children urges the government to address issues of inequality and its causes

Protecting the newborn and the unborn

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world with high inequality in newborn deaths between the richest and the poorest

NEWBORN DEATHS. In the Philippines, 12 in 1,000 babies die during their first 28 days of life. Original image from Shutterstock

DOH revising RH rules; law seen to curb child deaths

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:46 PM

The health department says the Philippines is likely to attain its 4th Millennium Development Goal – to reduce the country s under 5 mortality rate

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Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Not all children can make it to their 5th birthday The lack of access to basic needs such as food water and medicine lowers their chances of surviving

LEND A HAND. Help kids reach their 5th birthday, through good nutrition, proper hygiene, and education. Screengrab from World Vision's short film

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

World Vision encourages those who have the means to take many small steps to save more children s lives

PIED PIPER OF DISEASES. The world is losing millions of children worldwide to malnutrition and preventable diseases. Screengrab from World Vision's short animation "The Pied Piper: A modern fairy tale"

5 lessons from Yolanda women survivors

Mar 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Looking back at the images after working for Typhoon Haiyan relief response I reflect on the lessons from people with the instinct to nurture women

SHARING. Women survivors share their experiences and lessons from Typhoon Yolanda. All photos by Monalinda Cadiz

The 2013 Global Hunger Index

Mar 01, 2014 - 6:47 PM

The Global Hunger Index is a measuring tool used to assess the state of hunger in the world using country level data

HUNGER DOWN. The United Nations says world hunger rates has dropped to one in 8 people. In this photo, Filipino street children take a meal at a street in Parañaque, Philippines, 15 August 2013. EPA/Francis R Malasig

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

Feb 25, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Save the Children report shows 6 6M children around the world died in 2012 before their 5th birthday mostly from preventable causes

PROTECT KIDS. An unidentified Indian woman and her child waits for treatment at the BC Roy hospital, Calcutta, India's largest referral hospital for children. File photo by Piyal Adhikary.

'2015 and Beyond'

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:56 PM

With the 2015 deadline fast approaching health experts are already making plans to replicate and sustain the progress made over the last 13 years

WHO: Reduce mother-to-child transmission of Syphilis

Jun 01, 2013 - 11:58 PM

Preventing mother to child transmission of Syphilis will significantly decrease child mortality rate

22 fetuses die in PH daily – NSO

Jul 04, 2012 - 4:04 PM

The number of fetal deaths increased in 2010 with most of the deaths occurring in Metro Manila

Pneumonia, diarrhea are top killers of kids: Unicef

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:27 AM

Unicef says these two diseases kill more than 2 million children each year