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Sri Lanka: Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance

Sameh El-Saharty, Naoko Ohno, Intissar Sarker, Federica Secci and Kumari Vinodhani Navaratne

No 93553, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: Sri Lanka is an island nation with a population of 20 million. In 2012, per capita income was US $2,923. From 2003 to 2012, the economy grew at 6.4 percent annually. Post-conflict, growth increased to 8 percent in May 2009. The private sector drove growth together with public reconstruction in the North and Eastern Provinces. Nearly two million Sri Lankans sent remittances in 2013, about 10 percent of GDP. Twenty-five percent of Sri Lanka?s population is under 15. Declining fertility and increased longevity has resulted in rapid population aging. By 2036, more than 22 percent of the population will be over 60 with 61 dependents per 100 adults.

Keywords: adolescent; adolescent fertility; adolescents; Adult literacy; aging; antenatal care; behavior change; blood pressure; cancer; cervical cancer; child health; child mortality ... See More + contraceptive method; contraceptive prevalence; contraceptives; counseling; delivery complications; Early childbearing; Equity in Access; Female; Female sterilization; fertility; fertility rate; first birth; first marriage; gender; gender equality; Gender Inequality; government hospitals; health care utilization; health facility; health workers; HIV/AIDS; hospitals; Human Development; income; interventions for adolescents; live births; male participation; married women; maternal death; maternal deaths; maternal health; maternal health care; maternal health outcomes; maternal health services; maternal mortality; maternal mortality ratio; maternal nutrition; mothers; newborn; newborn care; Nutrition; pill; Postnatal care; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Outcomes; primary education; Progress; Quality Assurance; religious leaders; remittances; REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH; Reproductive Health Outcomes; reproductive health services; rural areas; screening; sexually active; sexually active youth; skilled birth attendance; training centers; UNFPA; universal primary education; urban areas; vocational training; World Health Organization; youth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2014-11
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