UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Maternal and Child Health: The Social Protection Dividend

Cover Image
AUTHOR Cora Walsh with Nicola Jones
ORGANIZATION UNICEF
TYPE Thematic Report
DATE 2009
TOPIC Child-sensitive social protection
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

The equitable provision of affordable and accessible primary health care is central to human development, critical to meeting the MDGs and a basic human right. Health care forms a cornerstone of social protection as a protective, preventative and promotive element of hte livelihood and well-being of vulnerable populations. Attention to equity dimension of health care is especially important in West and Central Africa, in view of the region's widespread poverty, extremely high under-five and maternal mortality rates, low levels of basic health care utilisation and serious obstacles in accessing care, especially among rural and lower quintile population groups.


Download Maternal and Child Health: The Social Protection Dividend

 

 

Search