Health Care for ECD
Seen, Counted, Included: Using data to shed light on the well-being of children with disabilities

This UNICEF publication on children with disabilities covers more than 60 indicators of child well-being —from nutrition and health, to access to water and sanitation, protection from violence and exploitation, and education and life satisfaction —using the latest available data. The report also includes the first-ever global and regional estimates of the number of children living with disabilities. 

Who is it for? 

For use by national governments, associations of persons with disabilities, funders and development partners, including the private sector, and Early Child Development (ECD) advocates and champions. 

Why is it useful? 

  • The report is the largest compilation of statistics on children with disabilities to date. It builds on data from more than 1,000 sources;  
  • It includes internationally comparable data from 43 countries and areas, and covers more than 60 indicators of child well-being;   
  • It also presents global and regional estimates of children with disabilities, drawn from data gathered in over 100 countries;   
  • The report offers evidence crucial to decision-making to fulfil obligations, both moral and legal, to give every child an equal chance in life. 


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