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UNICEF-WHO low birthweight estimates: levels and trends 2000-2015

Overview

UNICEF and WHO, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Johns Hopkins University, developed annual country, regional and global low birthweight estimates for 2000-2015. This is the first time such estimates have been made available globally, making it possible to track progress and support various initiatives including the WHA Nutrition Targets, the Every Newborn Action Plan and the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

WHO Team

Nutrition and Food Safety

Editors

World Health Organization, UNICEF

Reference numbers

WHO Reference Number: WHO/NMH/NHD/19.21

Copyright

CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO