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Janani Suraksha Yojana - India's conditional cash transfers for poor pregnant women (English)

In 2005 about one in every five maternal deaths and one in every three neonatal deaths globally occurred in India (Lim, 2010). Two out of three deaths were reported from the eight Empowered Action Group (EAG) states and Assam, state that are home to 48 percent of the population (National Family Health Survey-3). ... See More +

Brief 93548 NOV 01, 2014

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao; Rajan, Vikram Disclosed

Health care in Sri Lanka : what can the private health sector offer? (English)

This review represents an attempt to bridge the significant knowledge gaps on the private health sector in Sri Lanka, and foster a dialogue on opportunities for collaboration between the government and the private sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 89954 JUN 01, 2014

Govindaraj, Ramesh; Navaratne, Kumari; Cavagnero, Eleonora; Seshadri, Shreelata Rao Disclosed

Experiences with fertility reduction in five high-fertility countries : synthesis of case studies (English)

Countries with high levels of fertility lag behind others in development indicators and in progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. While several developing countries have lowered fertility rates over the last three decades, huge challenges remain. ... See More +

Working Paper 63070 MAY 01, 2010

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao Disclosed

Sparing lives : better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

In this context, the overall purpose of this review is to bring attention to the opportunities that five countries in the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - have to strengthen and expand interventions to improve the reproductive health of poor women. ... See More +

Other Health Study 47773 JAN 01, 2008

Chatterjee, Meera ; Levine, Ruth ; Murthy, Nirmala ; Rao-Seshadri, Shreelata Disclosed

Sparing lives : better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia : Summary for policymakers (English)

In this context, the overall purpose of this review is to bring attention to the opportunities that five countries in the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - have to strengthen and expand interventions to improve the reproductive health of poor women. ... See More +

Other Health Study 47773 JAN 01, 2008

Chatterjee, Meera ; Levine, Ruth ; Murthy, Nirmala ; Rao-Seshadri, Shreelata Disclosed

Toward better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia : summary for policymakers (English)

This is a synopsis of a study undertaken by the World Bank in Jive countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This summary of the five-country study of reproductive health among poor women in South Asia is intended to raise awareness about the major reproductive health problems faced by poor women; to shed light on their primary determinants and consequences; and to recommend high-priority actions for consideration at the policy and program levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 42028 MAY 01, 2007

Chatterjee, Meera; Levine, Ruth; Rao-Seshadri, Shreelata; Murthy Nirmala Disclosed

Better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia (English)

The overall purpose of this review is to bring attention to the opportunities that five countries in the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to strengthen and expand interventions to improve the reproductive health of poor women. ... See More +

Other Health Study 42027 MAY 01, 2007

Chatterjee, Meera; Levine, Ruth; Rao-Seshadri, Shreelata; Murthy, Nirmala Disclosed

The potential demand for and strategic use of an HIV-1 vaccine in Southern India (English)

Even a modestly effective HIV-1 vaccine would be highly useful in India and could avoid millions of deaths. How should such a vaccine be introduced? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3066 MAY 31, 2003

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao; Subramaniyam, P.; Jha, Prabhat