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Improving maternal and reproductive health in South Asia : drivers and enablers (English)

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. ... See More +

Publication 110354 NOV 17, 2016

El-Saharty,Sameh; Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Ohno,Naoko; Sarker,Intissar Disclosed

Nepal - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Nepal has made a remarkable progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in extreme poverty and education. Nepal has achieved MDG 5 but only one in three births is attended by skilled medical personnel. ... See More +

Brief 93605 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Bhattarai, Manav Disclosed

Afghanistan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Afghanistan suffers from poverty and low human development aggravated by 23 years of conflict. In 2012, the population was 29 million and per capita income US $268. ... See More +

Brief 93616 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Ghulam, Sayed Disclosed

Maldives - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Maldives, a middle income country, is on track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while gender gap requires attention. Maldives has made great progress in improving maternal health and has achieved MDG. ... See More +

Brief 93604 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Nagpal, Somil Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Material and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Sri Lanka is an island nation with a population of 20 million. In 2012, per capita income was US $2,923. From 2003 to 2012, the economy grew at 6.4 percent annually. ... See More +

Brief 93553 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Vinodhani Navaratne, Kumari Disclosed

India - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

India is the third largest economy and has the second largest population in the world. It achieved millennium development goal (MDG) on poverty reduction; however, gender inequality still persists. ... See More +

Brief 93603 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Rajan, Vikram Disclosed

Bhutan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the Himalayas between China and India. Poverty reduction has been rapid from about 23 percent in 2007 to 12-13 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 93556 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Nagpal, Somil Disclosed

Bangladesh - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world. Poverty remains high at 43 percent of the population subsist on less than United States (U.S.) $1.25 per day (2010). ... See More +

Brief 93555 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Alam, Bushra Binte Disclosed

South Asia - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

The South Asia Region (SAR) includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. With over 1.6 billion people, it is the most densely populated region in the world. ... See More +

Brief 93552 SEP 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica Disclosed

Achieving MDGS 4 and 5 : China's progress on maternal and child health (English)

China has made great progress in improving maternal and child health (MCH). It reduced maternal deaths from 1,500 per 100,000 live births and over 200 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 1949 to 120 per 100,000 live births and infant deaths to 42 per 1,000 by 1990. ... See More +

Brief 92273 AUG 01, 2014

Cortez,Rafael A.; Saadat,Seemeen; Sarker,Intissar; Zhang, Shuo Disclosed

Achieving MDGS 4 and 5 : Nepal progress on maternal and child health (English)

Nepal has achieved its targets for MDGs 4 and 5a. Maternal mortality declined from 790 to an estimated 190 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013 an impressive 76 percent decline. ... See More +

Brief 92274 AUG 01, 2014

Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Cortez,Rafael A.; Saadat,Seemeen; Sarker,Intissar; Voetberg,Albertus Disclosed

Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality (English)

Reducing maternal and child mortality is a priority in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will likely remain so after 2015. Evidence exists on the investments, interventions and enabling policies required. ... See More +

Journal Article 102484 JUN 05, 2014

Shyama Kuruvilla; Schweitzer,Julian F.; Bishai,David M; Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Daniele Caramani; Frost,Laura; Cortez,Rafael A.; Bernadette Daelmans; Andres de Francisco; Taghreed Adam; Robert Cohen; Y Natalia Alfonso; Jennifer Franz-Vasdeki; Saadat,Seemeen; Beth Anne Pratt; Beatrice Eugster; Sarah Bandali; Venkatachalam,Pritha; Rachael Hinton; Murray,John M.; Arscott-Mills,Sharon; Henrik Axelson; Blerta Maliqi; Sarker,Intissar; Lakshminarayanan,Rama; Troy Jacobs; Susan Jacks; Nunn,Rachel Elizabeth Mason; Abdul Ghaffar,Jeehan Nawaf Abdul Malik; Nicholas Mays; Carole Presern; Bustreo,Flavia Disclosed

Maternal and child survival : findings from five countries experience in addressing maternal and child health challenges (English)

Considerable progress has been made towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since 1990. Although advances in improving MDG 4 and MDG 5a (reducing child and maternal mortality, respectively) have been made, progress is some countries have been insufficient. ... See More +

Working Paper 91294 MAY 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Saadat, Seemeen; Chowdhury, Sadia; Sarker, Intissar Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Improving maternal and reproductive health in South Asia : drivers and enablers (English)
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NOV 17, 2016 110354 Publication
Nepal - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93605 Brief
Afghanistan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93616 Brief
Maldives - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93604 Brief
Sri Lanka - Material and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93553 Brief
India - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93603 Brief
Bhutan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93556 Brief
Bangladesh - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93555 Brief
South Asia - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 93552 Brief
Achieving MDGS 4 and 5 : China's progress on maternal and child health (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92273 Brief
Achieving MDGS 4 and 5 : Nepal progress on maternal and child health (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92274 Brief
Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 102484 Journal Article
Maternal and child survival : findings from five countries experience in addressing maternal and child health challenges (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 91294 Working Paper