WHO/UNICEF Technical Consultation on Measuring Progress towards Child Survival
A Technical Consultation on Measuring Progress towards Child Survival was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 23 to 25 October 2007. The overall goal was to come to a common agreement on indicators and methods so that all countries in the Region collect and report on a minimum set of standard indicators, and are better equipped to use data for improving their own programmes.
The 10 core regional child survival indicators were reviewed and endorsed. Several supplementary indicators were proposed. New input and output indicators and indicator targets were proposed. Definitions for all indicators were reviewed and agreed upon. Data gaps and measurement problems were identified and options for improving data collection discussed.
Recommendations were proposed for improving the routine collection of input and output data, and for ensuring that indicators are reviewed systematically and used routinely for developing child health plans.