This Evidence Overview provides a summary of the size of the burden of unintended pregnancy, maternal and newborn mortality, and other adverse outcomes, and on the coverage of the main care packages. The paper then summarizes the evidence on the wider determinants of these outcomes and options for influencing them, followed by setting-out the broader epidemiological context of reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH). The final two sections address issues that are common to both RH and MNH programmes: removing barriers to access and the role of functioning health systems.
Department for International Development, London, UK, 118 pp.
Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health: Burden, Determinants and Health Systems. Evidence Overview. A Working Paper (Version 1.0)