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Meeting the Challenges of Health Transition in the Middle East and North Africa : Building Partnerships for Results - Time for Strategic Action

ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ADOLESCENTS AGE OF MARRIAGE AGED AGRICULTURAL POLICIES ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES ANTENATAL CARE BASIC HEALTH CARE BIRTH ATTENDANTS BIRTH COMPLICATIONS BREAST MILK BREASTFEEDING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CAUSES OF DEATH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHILD HEALTH CHILD MORTALITY CHILD MORTALITY RATE CHILD MORTALITY RATES CHILD NUTRITION CHILDBIRTH CHRONIC CONDITIONS CHRONIC DISEASE CITIZENS COMMUNICABLE DISEASES COMPLEMENTARY FOOD CONTRACEPTION CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE DECISION MAKING DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS DIABETES DIET DIETS DISABILITIES DISABILITY DRUG USERS DRUGS EARLY MARRIAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC PRODUCTIVITY ECONOMIC STATUS EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT ELDERLY ELDERLY POPULATION EPIDEMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EQUITABLE ACCESS FAMILIES FAMILIES DUE FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILY PLANNING FERTILITY FERTILITY DECLINE FERTILITY RATE FERTILITY RATES FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS FOOD INSECURITY FOOD SECURITY GENERATION OF CHILDREN GLOBAL HEALTH HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS HEALTH CARE SERVICES HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH INEQUITIES HEALTH INSURANCE HEALTH INSURERS HEALTH MANAGEMENT HEALTH OUTCOMES HEALTH POLICIES HEALTH POLICY HEALTH PROBLEMS HEALTH REFORM HEALTH REGULATIONS HEALTH RISKS HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH SYSTEM HEALTH SYSTEMS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HEALTHY LIFESTYLES HIGH CHILD MORTALITY HOSPITAL HOSPITALIZATION HOSPITALS HUMAN CAPACITY HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HYGIENE ILLNESS ILLNESSES IMMUNE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN QUALITY OF CARE INEQUITIES INFANT INFANT FEEDING INFECTIOUS DISEASES INFLUENZA INFORMATION SYSTEM INFORMATION SYSTEMS INJURIES INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY INSURANCE SCHEMES INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL TRADE INTERVENTION INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION IRON LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKETS LARGE POPULATION LAWS LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH LEADING CAUSES LIFE EXPECTANCY LIFESTYLES LITERACY RATES LIVE BIRTH LIVE BIRTHS LIVING CONDITIONS LONG-TERM CARE LOW BIRTH WEIGHT MARKETING MARRIED WOMEN MATERNAL DEATHS MATERNAL HEALTH MATERNAL HEALTH CARE MATERNAL MORTALITY MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO MEDIA COVERAGE MICRONUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTATION MIGRATION MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINISTRIES OF HEALTH MORBIDITY MORTALITY MORTALITY DECLINE MORTALITY REDUCTION NATIONAL AUTHORITIES NATIONAL GOALS NATIONAL LEVELS NATIONAL POPULATION NATIONAL PRIORITIES NEONATAL CARE NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS NUTRITION NUTRITIONAL STATUS OBESITY PALESTINIAN TERRITORY PARTICIPATION IN DECISION PATIENT PATIENT SATISFACTION PATIENTS PERINATAL CARE PHYSICIANS POLICY MAKERS POOR NUTRITION POPULATION GROUPS PREGNANCIES PREGNANCY PREGNANT WOMEN PRENATAL CARE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGNOSIS PROGRESS PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC INFORMATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT QUALITY OF CARE QUALITY OF SERVICES REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS RESPECT RISING DEMAND RISK FACTORS RURAL AREAS RURAL POPULATIONS RURAL WOMEN SAFE DRINKING WATER SAFE MOTHERHOOD SAFE MOTHERHOOD STRATEGY SANITATION SCREENING SEGMENTS OF SOCIETY SERVICE UTILIZATION SEX WORKERS SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SKILLED BIRTH ATTENDANCE SMOKING SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE SOCIAL WELFARE STATUS OF WOMEN UNEMPLOYMENT URBAN AREAS URBAN POPULATION URBAN WOMEN URBANIZATION USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES USE OF MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES USE OF RESOURCES VITAL STATISTICS VITAMINS WOMAN WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE WORKERS WORKING-AGE POPULATION WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YOUNG CHILDREN
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | North Africa | Middle East
2013-03-27T18:20:41Z | 2013-03-27T18:20:41Z | 2010-06

In its recent history, the Middle East and North Africa region has made a remarkable progress in expanding access to basic health services for its citizens, and the Region can be justifiably proud of having achieved one of the fastest rates of decline in child mortality among all the developing regions of the world. These accomplishments are particularly noteworthy in that the Region maintained a steady mortality decline despite of the periods of stagnation in economic growth that have affected different parts of the Region over this period. They reflect the benefits of past investments in basic health services and the beneficiary effects of the broader social and economic development, such as improved access to safe drinking water and hygiene as well as the higher educational attainment of girls - all of which are known to have a positive impact on child and maternal health. These past achievements form an important basis for addressing future challenges. At the same time, the benefits of economic development are bringing new risks and health issues that will require substantial realignment of the existing policies and programs. Middle East and North Africa region has one of the youngest populations in the world; this provides a window of demographic opportunity to prepare the next generation of children and youth for a healthy and productive adulthood, and avoid the unnecessary suffering and heavy cost of modern diseases. The healthcare system will also need to be prepared to provide adequate financial protection and quality healthcare as the ageing population will require increasing support to avoid premature deaths and minimize the suffering from disabilities associated with chronic diseases and injuries.

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