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.
87 000 000women worldwide become pregnant unintentionally because of underuse of modern contraceptives.Prevent unwanted pregnancy: an infographic on the most effective types of contraception Reproductive health fact sheet Unwanted Pregnancies and the Need to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives
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