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
  • Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015
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  • Samoa Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2014
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  • Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2013
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  • Tonga Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Report 2012
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    News & Publications

    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.