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Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh By Ramesh Govindaraj

Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh by Ramesh Govindaraj

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Examines the health and nutrition challenges in urban Bangladesh, looking at socioeconomic determinants in general and at health sector governance in particular. Using a mixed methods approach, the study identifies critical areas such as financing, regulation, service delivery, and public environmental health that require policy attention.

Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh Summary

Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh: Social Determinants and Health Sector Governance by Ramesh Govindaraj

Urbanization is occurring at a rapid pace in Bangladesh, accompanied by the proliferation of slum settlements, whose residents have special health needs given the adverse social, economic, and public environmental conditions they face. Over the past 45 years, the country's health and nutrition policies and programs have focused largely on rural health services. Consequently, equitable access of urban populations-particularly the urban poor-to quality health and nutrition services has emerged as a major development issue. However, the knowledge base on urban health and nutrition in Bangladesh remains weak.

To address the knowledge gap, Health and Nutrition in Urban Bangladesh: Social Determinants and Health Sector Governance examines the health and nutrition challenges in urban Bangladesh-looking at socioeconomic determinants in general and at health sector governance in particular. Using a mixed methods approach, the study identifies critical areas such as financing, regulation, service delivery, and public environmental health, among others that require policy attention. The study also proposes specific actions within and outside the health sector to address the issues, providing guidance on their sequencing and the specific responsibilities of government agencies and other actors.

This study should be useful to policy makers and practitioners working on urban health and nutrition issues in Bangladesh and in other low- and middle-income countries.

About Ramesh Govindaraj

The World Bank came into formal existence in 1945 following the international ratification of the Bretton Woods agreements. It is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The organization's activities are focused on education, health, agriculture and rural development, environmental protection, establishing and enforcing regulations, infrastructure development, governance and legal institutions development. The World Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by its 185 Member Countries. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries and the International Development Association (IDA), which focuses on the poorest countries in the world.

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NLS9781464811999
9781464811999
1464811997
Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh: Social Determinants and Health Sector Governance by Ramesh Govindaraj
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Paperback
World Bank Publications
2018-02-28
112
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