The State of the World's Children 2009

Maternal and Newborn Health

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The State of the World’s Children 2009 examines the current state of maternal and neonatal health, explores the fundamentals of a supportive environment for mothers and newborns, and outlines ways to strengthen efforts in support of primary health care.

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This report was made possible with the advice and contributions of many people, both inside and outside UNICEF. Important contributions were received from the following UNICEF field offices: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. Input was also received from UNICEF regional offices and the Innocenti Research Centre.

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