TITLE

UK aid has helped cut maternal deaths in Bangladesh by 44%

AUTHOR(S)
Yadav, Siddhartha
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1459
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how financial aid by the British government to Bangladesh and Nepal has helped reduce the mortality of pregnant women. The British Department for International Development contributed funds for family planning, birth personnel and abortion services, leading to a greater survival rate of mothers and increases in births attended to by trained personnel. The author notes that both countries are still below the Millennium development goals set by the United Nations.
ACCESSION #
33011135

 

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