The Urban Disadvantage: State of the World’s Mothers

May 26, 2015 · 0 comments

The Urban Disadvantage: State of the World’s Mothers, 2015. Save the Children.

We know what works to save poor urban children. Save the Children profiles six cities that have made good progress in saving poor children’s lives despite significant population growth. The cities are: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),Cairo (Egypt), Manila (Philippines), Kampala(Uganda), Guatemala City (Guatemala) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). These cities have achieved success through a variety of strategies to extend access to high impact services, strengthen health systems, lower costs, increase health awareness and make care more accessible to the poorest urban residents.

The city profiles provide a diverse set of examples, but the most consistently employed success strategies included:

  • Better care for mothers and babies before,during and after childbirth;
  • Increased use ofmodern contraception to prevent or postponepregnancy; and
  • Effective strategies to providefree or subsidized quality health services for thepoor
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