Maternal and Child Health. June 30, 2014. Maternal Child Health. Different from Women’s Health and Child’s Health “Maternal” Health of mothers and children highly inter-related: pregnancy, nutrition, lactation, primary care provision, health seeking, advocacy for education etc
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June 30, 2014
26¢Measles vaccinePer dose
Malawi boosted immunization coverage to 90 percent in 2002 from 50 percent in 1980. For the first time ever, no measles deaths were reported in 1999.
$1.20Tetanus vaccine3 doses for mother
Bangladesh increased coverage for mothers to 86 percent in 1998 from 5 percent in 1986; during the same period, the death rate fell to 4 per 1,000 live births from 41.
33¢Oral rehydration saltsPer dose
In Mexico, since the introduction of oral rehydration therapy in 1984, mortality rates for diarrheal diseases fell by 60 percent in less than a decade.