Maternal and child health

Maternal health describes the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period (after the birth). In addition to data on maternal mortality (death) and morbidity (illness), we can also refer to data on access and use of trained health professionals during the birth, and attendance at antenatal clinics.

Child health refers to the health, nutrition status, and mortality experienced in the key child age groups (neonatal, infant, under five). 

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Key Reports
  • Tonga 2019 MICS Survey Findings Report
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  • American Samoa 2016 Statistical Yearbook
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  • American Samoa 2014 Statistical Yearbook
    2.83 MBView details
  • Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015
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  • Key Chart
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    News & Publications

    Tonga boosts nationwide data on women and children with the release of first MICS results

    October 21, 2020
    20 October 2020 — As the small Pacific Island nation celebrated World Statistics Day, the Government of Tonga released results of the Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019, the country’s first-ever MICS.

    2020 pocket statistical summary

    September 15, 2020
    Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

    SPC Elected as Chair of the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Group for 2020-21

    March 22, 2020
    The Statistics for Development Division is proud to announce that SPC has been elected unanimously as the Chair of the Global CRVS Group at a side event of the 2020 UN statistical Commission meeting in New York.

    Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    July 19, 2019
    Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.