The Solomon Islands comprise 997 islands and atolls located in the Melanesian region of the Pacific.
One of Australia’s near Pacific neighbours, the Solomon Islands has a population of 693,041 (2020) of whom children and youth aged under age 19 make up around 50%.
|Under 5 Mortality||28/1000|
|Comments||On track for 2030|
|Maternal Mortality (Aust = 6.8/100,000)||114/100,000 live births|
|Exclusive Breast Feeding||75%|
|Immunisation Rates||Near university; Hep B|
|WASH*||30% in rural areas|
|Comments||>50% schools without H20|
|Adolescents Mental Health|
|Attempted Suicide||33% (13-15 yrs) ***|
|Adolescent Fertility||47/1000 births|
|Child Sexual Abuse||37%|
|Comments||Commercial sexual exploitation linked to logging|
Data source: UNICEF situational analysis