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Title Investing in maternal health : learning from Malaysia and Sri Lanka / edited by Indra Pathmanathan, Jerker Liljestrand [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 182 pages) : illustrations
Series Health, nutrition, and population series
Health, nutrition, and population series.
Contents 1. The Ingredients of Success -- The Conceptual Basis -- Aims of the Study -- Study Approach -- The Evidence -- Maternal Mortality Transition: A Model for Action -- 2. Malaysia -- Background: Malaysia Today -- Political Context -- Study Approach -- Decline in Maternal Mortality -- Key Policies and Program Interventions -- Summary -- 3. Sri Lanka -- Background: Sri Lanka Today -- Political and Social Context -- Study Approach -- Decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio -- Trends in Maternal Mortality Ratio and Female Death Rates -- Development of Maternal and Child Health Services -- Implementation of Critical Health Policies -- Health System Expenditures, Affordability, and Sustainability -- App. 1. Data Availability and Quality in Malaysia -- App. 2. Data Availability and Quality in Sri Lanka -- App. 3. Assessment of Affordability -- App. 4. Key Informants
Summary "The difference between maternal mortality in the industrialized and developing world is greater than any other development indicator. The apparent lack of progress in this area has generated a sense of hopelessness. Malaysia and Sri Lanka are two of the very few developing countries that have succeeded in reducing maternal mortality to levels comparable to many industrialized countries." "This study provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the factors that contributed to maternal mortality decline in Malaysia and Sri Lanka over the last 50-60 years. It considers policy issues, health system developments, health system expenditures in maternal health, and the use in both countries, of professionally trained midwives."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-182)
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Subject Child health services -- Malaysia.
Child health services -- Sri Lanka.
Maternal health services -- Malaysia.
Maternal health services -- Sri Lanka.
Medical economics -- Malaysia.
Medical economics -- Sri Lanka.
Women -- Services for -- Malaysia.
Women -- Services for -- Sri Lanka.
Child Health Services -- economics.
Developing Countries.
Maternal Health Services -- economics.
Maternal Welfare.
Sri Lanka.
Form Electronic book
Author Liljestrand, Jerker.
Pathmanathan, Indra.
LC no. 2002035837
ISBN 0821353624 (paperback)
1429490063 (electronic bk.)
9780821353622 (paperback)
9781429490061 (electronic bk.)