Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Disease Control Priorities – Third Edition

Editors: Robert E. Black, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Marleen Temmerman et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2016

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This Volume addresses conditions along the reproductive health continuum, analysing interventions that support healthy lives from adolescence, pregnancy care and delivery, until age five. This volume assesses the global burden from Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health  (RMNCH) conditions; highlights cost-effective interventions to address maternal and child mortality; and describes the economics and financing of care. Extensive systematic analyses indicate that scaling up interventions across the continuum can reduce maternal, neonatal, and child deaths in low- and middle-income countries. They further suggest that investing in quality childbirth care and family planning can lead to quadruple returns on investment by reducing maternal and neonatal mortality as well as stillbirths and disability.

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