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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

A qualitative evidence synthesis of factors contributing to the reductions of maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries

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Research reports & papers
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Laura Frost & Beth Pratt
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The question is: Why have some high burden countries realized significant reductions in child and maternal mortality over time while others have not? What lessons can be learnt from a close examination of countries’ progress, or lack thereof, towards MDG 4 and 5? What is the context of countries’ successes or struggles? A systematic review of the literature was conducted to examine these questions and identify socioeconomic, political, and health-related factors that explain why some high-burden countries have been more effective than others in reducing child and maternal mortality.