, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 19–24

Achieving the MDGs: Health systems as core social institutions

  • Lynn P Freedman

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.development.1100107

Cite this article as:
Freedman, L. Development (2005) 48: 19. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100107


Lynn Freedman argues that strategies for meeting the MDGs should be premised on an understanding of health systems as core social institutions that help define the very experience of poverty and citizenship. MDG 5 on maternal mortality provides a strategic entry point for addressing health systems.


maternal mortality emergency obstetric care (EmOC) AMDD health policy equity 

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