Maternal and Child Health
Government spending on mothers, infants, and children is an investment with major social and economic returns. Households with healthier and better nourished mothers and children spend less on healthcare. It is also an investment in fairness, equity, and social inclusiveness.
Every year, 9.2 million children in the world die before their fifth birthday, as do more than half a million pregnant women. Asia and the Pacific account for more than 41% of under-five deaths in the world, more than 44% of maternal deaths, and more than 56% of newborn deaths. About 60% of stunted children live in Asia and the Pacific, and two-thirds of babies born with low birth weights are from the region.
Asian Impact Webinar 35: Wellness for a Healthy Asia Book LaunchAs the health and well-being of Asians continue to be battered by COVID-19 how can Asian governments promote the physical and mental health of Asians? What tools can governments use to find solutions from best available research evidences?
Early Childhood Development and Poverty Reduction in the People’s Republic of ChinaThis paper provides an overview of early childhood development in the People’s Republic of China and calls for a comprehensive and equitable early childhood development service system to build its essential public service systems.
Mongolia: Health Sector Fact SheetThis fact sheet presents key achievements ADB operations, projects, and assistance to support and strengthen health-care services in Mongolia.
Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools: A Guide for Practitioners and Policy Makers in MongoliaThis publication provides essential information on the planning, implementation, and management of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools, particularly for small and isolated rural settlements in Mongolia.
Safe Blood Transfusions for Mongolia's PatientsThe Asian Development Bank is helping Mongolia improve the safety of patients and health workers in hospitals, focusing on the safety of blood products, also known as hemovigilance.
The Government of Bangladesh's Second Urban Primary Health Care Project, supported by ADB, DFID, Sida and UNFPA, provides increased access to primary health care services with a focus on women and children in urban areas.