The use of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in health has far-reaching implications for public health.
Health observatories contribute to improve the availability, quality and use of information and evidence for policy and decision-making by strengthening health information systems.
Globally, breastfeeding has the potential to prevent about 800 000 deaths among children under five each year.
Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Almost all of these deaths occur in developing countries. More than half of them occur in sub-Saharan Africa.