Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan - Outline
The Pacific region comprises 15 independent diverse sovereign countries and seven territories all of which rely on national, provincial or territorial statistical services to guide evidenced based policy development and planning, the provision of government services and infrastructure, the regular tracking of progress with development goals and policy performance, and the evaluation of development outcomes and impacts. Reporting on demographic, economic, social and development indicators requires reliable statistics to monitor trends. Vital statistics are especially important in the health and development sectors.
Pacific mortality Report - June 2014
The Pacific mortality trend report has been published in June 2014.
Mortality is an essential measure of the health of populations. Examining mortality trends over time allows governments and development partners to better understand key priorities for intervention, whether health investments are having the desired impact, and how the health of the population is changing over time.
This report examines mortality trends through measures of infant mortality rate (IMR) - deaths in children aged
Pacific infant and neonatal mortality trends report
The Pacific infant and neonatal mortality trends report was published in April 2015. Significant investments have been made in child health in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) over previous decades in the pursuit of achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, to reduce under-five mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Neonatal mortality (deaths between birth and Substantial declines in infant mortality have been achieved in many PICTs over the past decades, and levels have remained relatively low in others. There are instances however where infant mortality remains unacceptably high.
A greater understanding of the components of infant mortality (neonatal and post neonatal mortality) is necessary to better target future interventions and monitor their outcomes.