New Report: Children with Disabilities in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Statistical Overview of Their Well-Being

As part of UNICEF’s continued efforts, this new report provides regional estimates (drawn from 128 data sources) of children with disabilities in Eastern and Southern Africa. It also includes internationally comparable data collected using the Child Functioning Module from four countries in the region (Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe). The data cover more than 10 indicators of child well-being across all sectors − from nutrition, health and education to protection from violence and discrimination.

The report aims to promote the use of these data to make children with disabilities in the region more visible, bringing about a fuller understanding of their life experiences. It offers evidence crucial to decision-making to fulfill obligations, both moral and legal, to give every child an equal chance in life.