Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries

Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries

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The promotion of maternal health and mortality reduction is of worldwide importance, and constitutes a vital part of the UN Millennium Development Goals. The highest maternal mortality rates are in developing countries, where global and regional initiatives are needed to improve the systems and practices involved in maternal care and medical access. Taking a practical policy approach, this book covers the background and concepts underlying efforts to improve maternal and perinatal mortality, the current global situation and problems that prevent progress.... the private sector can provide independent contractors who will maintain the equipment on an annual maintenance contract. ... Such ideas could be used as examples for local problem solving. UN agencies have developed systems for maintenance of medical equipment (WHO, 2011b), but systematic action and scalinganbsp;...

Title:Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries
Author:Julia Hussein
Publisher:CABI - 2012-01-01


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