TitleThe state of the world's children 1982-83 / James P. Grant, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
AccessEnglish:SOWC_1982-83 - PDF ; Español:SOWC_SP_1982-83 - PDF ; Français:La_situation_des_enfants_dans_le_monde_1982-83 - PDF ;
The State of the World's Children 1982-1983 launches the 'child survival and development revolution'. The message of the report: recent advances in both biological sciences and social organisation - including child growth monitoring to recognize undernutrition, oral re-hydration therapy to treat diarrhoea, breastfeeding and immunization against six vaccine-preventable diseases (GOBI) - have made it possible to save the lives of millions of children who die every year from preventable causes and to prevent an equally large number from becoming mentally or physically disabled. Part 1 The state of the world's children / James P. Grant -- New hope in dark times -- Oral rehydration therapy -- Universal child immunization -- The promotion of breastfeeding -- Growth charts -- Social organization -- Birth spacing -- Political will -- Food and jobs -- Food supplements -- Conclusion: symptom and cause -- Part 2 Ideas in action / Peter Adamson -- The rains -- Annexe UN statistics by country and region under the headings of: GNP, Population, Child population, Life expectancy, Infant mortality, Child death rates, Primary school enrollment rates, Adult literacy, Safe water, Daily calorie supply, Food production.