Development

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 19–24

Achieving the MDGs: Health systems as core social institutions

  • Lynn P Freedman
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DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.development.1100107

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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