Country data and global estimates for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health are most complete in areas that attracted particular attention during the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era, such as child and maternal mortality and reproductive health. With the enlarged compass of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (EWEC Global Strategy) and the SDGs, data now need to be strengthened on mortality, morbidity and well-being, as well as on services, systems and social and environmental determinants related to progress towards the targets for 2030 (Figure 2).
This chapter provides an overview of the current state of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being globally, and highlights strategic gaps and priorities.
Figure 2. EWEC Global Strategy objectives and related SDG targets