Alcanzando los ODM 4 & 5: El avance de Bolivia en salud materno infantil

Translated title of the contribution: Achieving MDGS 4 and 5: Bolivia's progress on maternal and child health

Rafael Cortez, Fernando Lavadenz, Seemeen Saadat, Andre Medici

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Bolivia is a lower-middle income country, but one of the poorest in South America, with a per capita GNI of US$ 5,750 in 2013 and an average GNI growth rate of 4.4 percent during the last ten years. Nearly 36 percent of its population of 10.6 million (2013) are aged 0 to 14 years and one third live in rural areas. The country has a multi-ethnic society and 62 percent of the population self-identify as indigenous people. Bolivia ranks 108th out of 186 countries in the Human Development Index and 97th out of 186 countries on the Gender Inequality Index. Bolivia has made considerable progress in improving maternal and child health. Child-mortality (under 5 years old) declined from 123 to 41 deaths per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2012. In addition, maternal mortality more than halved from 510 to 200 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013, a 61 percent decline. This note explores the key maternal and child health policies and programs that have been implemented since 1990.
Translated title of the contributionAchieving MDGS 4 and 5: Bolivia's progress on maternal and child health
Original languageSpanish
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationWashington DC
StatePublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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NameInforme de conocimiento
PublisherWorld Bank Group


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