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What is the World Bank Doing about Safe Motherhood and Maternal Health?

Improving maternal health is a corporate priority of the Bank.  The World Bank has been a leader in safe motherhood at the country level as well as at the international level.  The Bank supports projects aimed at the broader goals of alleviating poverty, including the encouragement of smaller families and older age at marriage, the provision of widespread primary schooling and wider access to health facilities, and efforts to lower fertility and infant morality, all of which have significantly improved women’s health and status. 

The Bank is capable of influencing health systems and outcomes through its policy dialogue and projects.  Through its experience, the Bank has learned how to work with countries to develop more effective and sustainable safe motherhood programs through policy generation, policy enforcement, health systems reformation, education campaigns and other community-based initiatives.

 

Below is a list of some of the World Bank projects with a Safe Motherhood component in them.

 

Project Name

Project ID

 Commitment (in million USD)

Country/Region

Status

 Approval Date

Second Women's Health & Safe Motherhood

P079628

27.3

Philippines

Proposed

N/A

Second Health Systems Development

 P070290

 127.01

 Nigeria

 Active

 06.June.2002

Decentralized Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS

 P066486

 50

 Kenya

 Active

12.Dec.2000 

Second Primary Health Care and Nutrition Project

 P069943

 87

 Islamic Republic of Iran

 Active

18.May.2000 

Child Development Project

 P050483

 28.9

 Republic of Yemen

 Active

 21.Mar.2000

Second Health Sector Support Project

 P051741

 40

 Madagascar

 Active

 02.Dec.1999

Health Sector Reform Project

 P060392

 25

 Bolivia

 Closed

 15.Jun.1999

Safe Motherhood Project: A Parttnership and Family Approach

 P036956

 42.5

 Indonesia

 Closed

 01.Jul.1997

Women's Health and Safe Motherhood Project

 P004567

 18

 Philippines

 Closed

 09.Mar.1995

Health & Safe Motherhood

 P000509

 18.5

 Chad

 Closed

 14.Jun.1994

Child Survival and Safe Motherhood

 P010387

 214.5

 India

 Closed

 17.Sep.1991

 




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