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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action by all countries - developed and developing.[i] It commits to leave no one behind and puts most vulnerable and marginalized – including children – at the top of the Agenda. Nearly one-fifth of the 232 SDG indicators are related to children. [ii]


Goal 3:Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

It aspires to ensure health and well-being for all, including a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. It also aims to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and effective medicines and vaccines for all. 

3.1.2 Skilled birth attendance (%) 

3.2.1 Under-5 mortality (per 1,000 live births)

3.2.2 Neonatal mortality (per 1,000 live births)

3.3.2 Tuberculosis incidence  (per 100, 000 population)

3.3.3 Malaria incidence (%)


[ii] UNICEF (2019). Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era: Are we on track to achieve the SDGs for children? The situation in 2019


Source: Based on data from UNICEF:

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    This Data Portal is an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African institution of policy research and advocacy on children intended to foster dissemination and utilisation of data on children in Africa in the formulation and implementation of laws, policies and programmes pertaining to children. It aims to provide credible, up-to-date, and complete data on issues related to children’s rights and wellbeing for all countries of Africa.

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    This Portal contains data and information on a number of child-related indicators across a range of thematic topics including:

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