Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: A Country Specific Review

Health Financing
Regional
2013
This background paper presents a review of data and literature of ten fast-track countries’ progress towards MDGs 4 and 5.

E4A MamaYe collaborated with PMNCH (the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health) and Cambridge Economic Policy Associates to identify the actions, policies and solutions from ten countries making substantial progress in improving women and children’s health.

The ten countries were Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Vietnam.

This background paper presents a review of data and literature of these ten countries’ progress towards MDGs 4 and 5.

For each country, it outlines how policies and interventions within the health sector, as well as outside of health, have contributed towards substantial progress on MDGs 4 and 5.

In addition, this paper provides elements of context, key trends and timelines related to MDG 4 and 5, governance and leadership, lessons learned and future priorities for all ten included countries.

This background paper aims to provide an input to the country policy analyses and multi-stakeholder review meetings that will take place to inform the ten final country reports.

We hope these lessons serve as an impetus for change in other settings! 

To read the booklet, based on this background paper, select the link below.

Options Consultancy Services Ltd/Evidence for Action, Cambridge Economic Policy Associates, & the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. (2013). Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Country Specific Review of Data and Literature on 10 Fast-Track Countries’ Progress Towards MDGs 4 and 5. London, Cambridge & Geneva: Options/E4A, CEPA & WHO.
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