Life-course approach

The life-course approach aims at increasing the effectiveness of interventions throughout a person’s life. It focuses on a healthy start to life and targets the needs of people at critical periods throughout their lifetime . It promotes timely investments with a high rate of return for public health and the economy by addressing the causes, not the consequences, of ill health.

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Largest disruption to schooling in history due to COVID-19 measures must not rob children of their education and development

Schools should remain open for as long as possible with adequate public health and social measures in place, and governments should use the summer months to implement measures that protect in-person schooling in the next school year, an international group of experts established by the WHO Regional Office for Europe said in its latest recommendations on schooling during COVID-19.


Video – Youth talk about health

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Data and statistics

Over 160 000 children in the European Region die before the age of five every year, 50% of them in the first month of life

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In 2014 a roadmap was developed to improve maternal and child health in Armenia. WHO/Europe provides technical support to the Ministry of health specifically, aimed at improving MCH as it remains a key priority for the Armenian Government.