Improving Maternal and Reproductive Health in South Asia: Drivers and Enablers

by Sameh El-Saharty, Sadia Chowdhury, Naoko Ohno et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2017

195 pp. 4.4 MB
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/25374/9781464809637.
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South Asia Region (SAR) has decreased maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 65 percent between 1990 and 2013, which was the greatest progress among all world regions. Such achievement implores the question, What made SAR stand out against what is predicted by standard socioeconomic outcomes? Improving Maternal and Reproductive Health in South Asia: Drivers and Enablers identifies the interventions and factors that contributed to reducing MMR and improving maternal and reproductive health (MRH) outcomes in SAR.

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