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Type Journal Article - Development
Title Orienting Health Systems for Maternal Health - the Sri Lankan Experience
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Volume 48
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 127-136
URL http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/pal/dev/2005/00000048/00000004/art00019
Abstract
Dulitha N. Fernando highlights some key aspects of the experience of Sri Lanka in orienting the health system to improve maternal health status over the past few decades. She describes the development of services for maternal care, changes in the maternal mortality over the past decades and the inputs within and outside the health system that influenced these changes. In conclusion, she proposes lessons that can be learnt for other South Asian countries

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