Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

The effect of maternal–newborn ill-health on households

Economic vulnerability and social implications

Hutton, Guy

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241594489
WHO reference number: WA 310 2006HU



This is the first paper in a six-paper series entitled “Moving towards universal coverage”. Through a critical review of the evidence base, this paper seeks to answer questions such as: Does a high burden of maternal–newborn ill-health generate additional risk and uncertainty for individuals, families, and households? Are there gender differences of relevance? To what extent may a high burden influence long-term investment decisions by the household or individual?

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