UNICEF-WHO low birthweight estimates: levels and trends 2000-2015

The UNICEF-WHO low birthweight estimates report presents new global, regional and national estimates of low birthweight, showing that 1 in 7 babies worldwide – more than 20 million babies – are born with low birthweight. This puts them at serious risk of death, stunting and developmental difficulties. This report presents the data and outlines key recommendations for addressing low birthweight.