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  • $77 mil. to Improve Specialized Healthcare in Ceará / US$77 milhões para melhorar o atendimento especializado de saúde no Ceará

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil’s state of Ceará to improve specialized health care with IDB support

    A $77 million loan will improve health services for 3 million people

    Brazil’s northeastern state of Ceará will expand health care services and promote better integration among the different levels of care with help from a $77 million loan from […]

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    US$15 mil. to Improve Rural Health Care in Peru / US$15 millones para mejorar salud rural en el Perú

    Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    US$15 Million to Improve Health Care for Poor Rural Populations

    Expands the capacity and quality of women’s and child health care services in the poorest areas of the country

    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$15 million loan to Peru to improve the equity of and expand access to mother-child […]

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    Brazil’s Poor Advance Less in Health MDGs / Pobres avançam menos em ODM de saúde

    Sunday, February 1st, 2009

    In a prior post I discussed how a new web portal (Portal ODM) has been created in Brazil, with help from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UNICEF, that would allow anyone who wishes to track (and perhaps influence) Brazil’s progress at the municipal level toward achieving the the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).*
    I […]

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    Progress Towards the Health MDGs in LAC / Progreso hacia los ODM relacionado con la salud en ALC

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Recently 14 United Nations (UN) agencies* released a report (English, Spanish) reviewing the status of efforts of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations toward meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
    The report addresses the following health-specific MDGs:

    reducing the under-five mortality rate by 2/3 between 1990 and 2015;
    reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 3/4 between 1990 […]

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    Combating Maternal/Infant Mortality/Malnutrition in Peru / Combatir mortalidad/desnutrición materno/infantil en Perú

    Thursday, December 11th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Peru tackles maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition with IDB loan
    Children under three in remote rural areas a priority
    Peru will redouble efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition in the poorest segments of society with a $15 million loan approved December 11 by the Inter-American Development Bank.
    The funds […]

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    Inequities in Water and Sanitation Services in Argentina

    Thursday, October 4th, 2007

    Not too long ago an Argentine think tank, the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimento – CIPPEC), released a report* analyzing the provision of potable water and sanitation services within Argentina. 
    The CIPPEC analysis demonstrates, to my mind, […]

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