5 diseases eliminated

Thanks to vaccination and surveillance efforts, the Region of the Americas was the first in the world to eliminate smallpox, polio, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, and measles.

90% maternal deaths preventable

More than 90% of maternal deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean could be avoided. Approximately 16 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth in the Americas.

Life expectancy up 20 years

In the last 5 decades, life expectancy has increased 20 years. In a few decades, there will be more older persons than children in the world for the first time in human history.

33% indigenous teens are mothers

In some countries of the Americas, 1 out of 3 indigenous youth ages 15-19 years is a mother, limiting their life opportunities.

The Family, Health Promotion and Life Course (FPL) is responsible for providing country-focused technical cooperation addressing several broad thematic areas that are included in its three units and one center: 

Integrated Plan of Action for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health

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Read the Plan of Action here.

Safe Motherhood Exhibit


Link to Safe Motherhood Photo Exhibit




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