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Health status and key interventions

Understanding key technical interventions for improving maternal health and

child health and recognizing how these interventions relate to one another is

a prerequisite for making strategic choices about health sector policy and pro-

grams. This chapter lays out disease-specific causes of mortality and morbidity,

presents estimates (where possible) of the prevalence or the burden of disease

associated with those conditions, and describes the primary interventions to

address each.