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Title Reducing Maternal Mortality : Learning from Bolivia, China, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica and Zimbabwe
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 132 pages) : illustrations
Series Health, nutrition, and population series, 1683-0091
Health, nutrition, and population series. 1683-0091
World Bank e-Library.
Contents Foreword Robert M. Hecht -- 1. Factors Affecting the Reduction of Maternal Mortality / Marjorie A. Koblinsky and Oona Campbell -- 2. Yunnan, China, 1980-1999 / Institute for Health Science -- 3. Honduras, 1990-1997 / Isabella Danel and Ada Rivera -- 4. Zimbabwe, 1980-2000 / Shinga Feresu, Margaret Nyandoro and Leonard Mumbwanda -- 5. Bolivia, 1996-2000 / Guillermo Sevane, Ramiro Equiluz, Miguel Ugalde and Juan Carlos Arraya -- 6. Egypt, 1992-2000 / Oona Campbell -- 7. Indonesia, 1990-1999 / Marjorie A. Koblinsky -- 8. Jamaica, 1991-1995 / Affete McCaw-Binns
Summary "Of the 515,000 maternal deaths that occur every year around the world, 99 percent take place in developing countries. Women in the developing world have a 1 in 48 chance of dying from pregnancy-related causes; the ratio in industrial countries is 1 in 1,800. For every woman who dies, another 30-50 woman suffer injury, infection, or disease. In developing countries, pregnancy-related complications are among the leading causes of death and disability for women ages 15-49. Of all the human development indicators, the greatest discrepancy between industrial and developing countries is in maternal health."
"To assist countries in their efforts to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality, the World Bank is publishing two volumes - Investing in Maternal Health: Learning from Malaysia and Sri Lanka and Reducing Maternal Mortality: Learning from Bolivia, China, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe. These two books offer success stories and lessons learned in improving health and reducing maternal mortality in a range of developing countries. The first book is based on the experiences of Malaysia and Sri Lanka during the past five to six decades. The second book discusses the more recent experiences of Bolivia, China (Yunnan), Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe. These nine countries have made important strides in improving maternal health, and these two books outline what worked and what did not."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Maternal Mortality.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Maternal Health Services.
Maternal health services -- Developing countries.
Mothers -- Mortality -- Developing countries.
Developing Countries.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Koblinsky, Marjorie A.
LC no. 2003052539
ISBN 0585462739 (electronic bk.)
9780585462738 (electronic bk.)