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The State of the World's Children 2008

Child Survival

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The 2008 report examines the state of child survival and primary health care for children, with a strong emphasis on trends in child mortality.It appraises the lessons learned in child survival over the past century.The centerpiece of the report looks at several of the most promising approaches-community partnerships, the continuum of care framework and health-system strengthening for out-comes-to reach those mothers, new borns and children who are currently excluded from essential interventions. By highlighting examples from countries and districts where these have been successful, as well as exploring the main challenges to their expansion, this report offers practical ways to jump-start the progress.

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Lessons learned from evolving health-care systems and practices

A results-oriented, evidencebased approach to formulating a continuum of quality primary health care for mothers, newborns and children necessitates reviewing the best information, data and analysis to arrive at the most useful lessons that can inform current and future actions. A requisite step involves a closer examination of the diverse approaches currently employed to deliver essential health services for children and mothers.

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