Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Impact on economic growth of investing in maternal–newborn health

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Authors:
Wilhelmson, Karl / Gerdtham, Ulf-G.

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241594500
WHO reference number: WA 310 2006WI

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Overview

This paper is a systematic review of the evidence of the impact on economic growth of investments in maternal–newborn health. The methodology used for the review includes a systematic search for published literature in relevant electronic databases. The paper concludes that considerably more research in this area is needed before any advice can be provided to policy-makers about the contribution to economic growth of investments in maternal–newborn health.

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