Improving maternal and child health in Gujarat : initiatives for achieving MDGs 4 and 5
AbstractDescription: Member-states in the WHO South East Asia Region are actively engaged in implementing innovative approaches to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This publication explores the initiatives taken in the State of Gujarat in India for improving equitable universal access to maternal, newborn and child health interventions under the umbrella of the National Rural Health Mission. Some of these have led to an exponential increase in access to critical health care services which will contribute to reducing maternal and child mortality and assist the overall progress towards the Millennium Development Goal 4 (Reduce Child Mortality) and Goal 5 (Improve maternal health). The publication provides insights into the design, challenges and exercises of the interventions launched by Gujarat for achieving MDG 4 and 5.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Improving maternal and child health in Gujarat : initiatives for achieving MDGs 4 and 5. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205335