OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, is lending her expertise to strengthen the evidence base of the impact of a human rights-based approach to addressing preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five years of age. This includes compiling existing evidence of work in this area to help frame an expert meeting on the implementation of the United Nations Technical Guidance on adopting a human rights-based approach to reduce and eliminate preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five years of age. In partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ferguson will identify experts to participate in the meeting as well as provide background information for the meeting in June. The meeting will address challenges, best practices and lessons learned from the experiences during the implementation of the Technical Guidance, and Dr. Ferguson’s work will culminate in a final report that outlines how implementation of a human rights-based approach and the UN’s Technical Guidance is having an impact on reducing newborn, infant, and under-five child mortality and morbidity.

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