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Levels and trends in child mortality : report 2017 (English)

Every year, millions of children under 5 years of age die, mostly from preventable causes such aspneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. In almost half of the cases, malnutrition plays a role, whileunsafe water, sanitation and hygiene are also significant contributing factors. ... See More +

Annual Report 120551 OCT 01, 2017

Sharrow,David; You,Danzhen; Hug,Lucia Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Yemen Schistosomiasis Project : restructuring : Restructuring Paper Disclosable - Yemen Schistosomiasis - P113102 (English)

The development objective of the Yemen Schistosomiasis Project is to decrease the prevalence and intensity of infection of both urinary and intestinal Schistosomiasis among school-aged children by 2015 in endemic regions in Yemen. ... See More +

Correspondence RES29461 SEP 02, 2017

Khanna,Ashish Disclosed

Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne Disclosed

Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)

Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater aquifers remains a major barrier to providing access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been shown to cause serious health impacts, including various cancers, skin lesions, neurological damage, heart disease, and hypertension. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8172 AUG 24, 2017

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana Disclosed

A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)

This report offers an overview of the state of WASH services in the country. It draws from a number of national data sources, desk reviews, and original research to analyze service delivery in the country and assess the sector's performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 118241 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)

In Nepal, researchers supported by the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund worked with the government to develop a program to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children on how to best care for themselves and their children, using already ongoing community meetings to deliver messages. ... See More +

Brief 117762 JUL 01, 2017

Berman,Daphna; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on two health outcomes - under-five mortality and stunting - for young children. ... See More +

Brief 116836 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa, N.; John, N. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on a few selected health outcomes, specifically early childbirths, maternal mortality and intimate partner violence. ... See More +

Brief 116834 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; John,A.; Petroni,S. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Children of young mothers are at higher risk of morbidity and under-five mortality. Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121632 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Ethiopia (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121633 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Malawi (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121634 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Haiti - Support Project for Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services : additional financing - environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3290 APR 21, 2017

Gonzalez,Viviana A. Disclosed

Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)

Lesotho is a small, mountainous kingdom, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The country is divided into ten administrative districts and further divided into four ecological zones: Lowlands, Foothills, Mountains, and Senqu River Valley (Ministry of Health, Lesotho and ICF International, 2016). ... See More +

Working Paper 114373 APR 01, 2017

Walldorf,Jeanette; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Shapira,Gil; Yamashita-Allen,Kanako Disclosed

Dimagi : improving maternal and newborn care (English)

India suffers from a high maternal and infant mortality rate, especially in rural areas, where poor women do not receive effective care and one in every 22 infants die within one year of life. ... See More +

Working Paper 115129 APR 01, 2017

Agapitova,Natalia; Navarrete Moreno,Cristina Disclosed

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

Lao People's Democratic Republic – Early Childhood Education Project : snapshot two – child health and nutrition (English)

This snapshot summarizes preliminary findings related to child health and nutrition from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Study in Lao PDR. The ECE Study was initiated to evaluate the Early Childhood Education Project. ... See More +

Working Paper 110262 NOV 15, 2016

Disclosed

Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of a multilateral debt relief program on child health. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative in the late 1990s to reduce the debt burdens of poor countries, and explicitly linked the initiative to the aim of poverty reduction and social targets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7872 OCT 24, 2016

Welander,Anna Carin Charlotte Disclosed

Snapshot : investing in the early years for growth and productivity (English)

Investing in the early years is one of the smartest things a country can do to eliminate extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and create the human capital needed for economies to diversify and grow. ... See More +

Brief 108831 OCT 05, 2016

Spanish, French, Disclosed

South Asia regional gender action plan (RGAP): FY16-FY21 - June 2016 (English)

The South Asia Regional Gender Action Plan FY 16-21 (RGAP) applies a gender lens to the World Bank Group (WBG's) work in the region. In doing so, it outlines a path to enhance the potential of women and men as agents of change towards WBG`s twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 112879 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Nutrition in Lao PDR : causes, determinants, and bottlenecks (English)

Under nutrition levels in Lao PDR remain among the highest in the world, despite both rapid economic growth and a significant decline in poverty over the past years. ... See More +

Working Paper 107927 JUN 01, 2016

Osornprasop,Sutayut; Pimhidzai,Obert Laotian Disclosed

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Levels and trends in child mortality : report 2017 (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120551 Annual Report
Yemen, Republic of - Yemen Schistosomiasis Project : restructuring : Restructuring Paper Disclosable - Yemen Schistosomiasis - P113102 (English)
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SEP 02, 2017 RES29461 Correspondence
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8172 Policy Research Working Paper
A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118241 Working Paper
Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117762 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116836 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116834 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121632 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121633 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Malawi (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121634 Brief
Haiti - Support Project for Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services : additional financing - environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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APR 21, 2017 SFG3290 Environmental Assessment
Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114373 Working Paper
Dimagi : improving maternal and newborn care (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115129 Working Paper
Improving maternal and reproductive health in South Asia : drivers and enablers (English)
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NOV 17, 2016 110354 Publication
Lao People's Democratic Republic – Early Childhood Education Project : snapshot two – child health and nutrition (English)
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NOV 15, 2016 110262 Working Paper
Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7872 Policy Research Working Paper
Snapshot : investing in the early years for growth and productivity (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 108831 Brief Spanish, French,
South Asia regional gender action plan (RGAP): FY16-FY21 - June 2016 (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 112879 Working Paper
Nutrition in Lao PDR : causes, determinants, and bottlenecks (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107927 Working Paper Laotian