Addressing inequity to achieve the maternal and child health millennium development goals: looking beyond averages

by George M Ruhago, Frida N Ngalesoni and Ole F Norheim
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:1119 (27 December 2012)

14 pp. 773 kB:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-1119.pdf

Inequity in access to and use of child and maternal health interventions is impeding progress towards the maternal and child health Millennium Development Goals. This study explores the potential health gains and equity impact if a set of priority interventions for mothers and under-fives were scaled up to reach national universal coverage targets for MDGs in Tanzania. The authors conclude that scaling up priority maternal and child health interventions to equal levels would potentially save far more lives in the poorest populations, and would accelerate equitable progress towards maternal and child health MDGs.

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