Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

The vision of WHO in the Western Pacific Region and globally is:

  • a healthy start for every newborn
  • an end to preventable deaths for women and children
  • that all births are wanted
  • children, adolescents and women of reproductive age have access to quality care when needed, are supported to make evidence-informed decisions, and are protected from misleading information, coercion, violence and injury.

Our mission is to strengthen the health system and to cultivate an enabling environment where skilled health professionals provide quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services, accessible to all.

Maternal health

67%fewer maternal deaths would occur if modern methods of contraception were used optimally.

Maternal health fact sheet

Unwanted Pregnancies and the Need to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives

Newborn health

Every 2 minutesa newborn dies in the Western Pacific Region. With First Embrace, they do not have to die.

WHO-WPRO First Embrace

Child health

1/3of all child deaths have undernutrition as a contributing factor.

Child health fact sheet

Adolescent health

16 000 000girls aged 15 to 19 give birth every year (est.)

Adolescent health fact sheet

Featured publications

First biennial progress report: Action Plan for Healthy Newborn Infants in the Western Pacific Region (2014-2020)

Introducing and sustaining EENC in hospitals: routine childbirth and newborn care

Featured video

Early Essential Newborn Care in the Western Pacific Region

Upcoming events

Workshop on Validation of Early Essential Newborn Care Progress

12-13 August 2015 (Manila, Philippines)

Meeting on Accelerating Progress in Early Essential Newborn Care

21-25 September 2015 (Tokyo, Japan)


Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila