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Mauritania commits to increasing expenditure on health to 15% by 2015 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Mauritania
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Health expenditure and health budget; Youth and Women; Health and Population; Childhood Management and strategy
  • Location: Mauritania
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Mauritania commits to increasing expenditure on health to 15% by 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

Mauritania commits to increasing expenditure on health to 15% by 2015, and including a budget line on reproductive health commodities with a focus on contraceptives; to increase contraception prevalence from 9% to 15%, constructing 3 more schools of public health, increasing access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in all regional and national hospitals; to increase the proportion of births assisted by skilled personnel from 61% to 75%; and increasing the proportion of health centers offering PMTCT services to 75%. Mauritania further commits to increase proportion of vaccinated children, institute in all districts a program of integrated management of childhood illnesses, and improve the management of human resources including providing incentives for staff to work in isolated areas.

Implementation methodologies

By increasing expenditure on health, increasing access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in all regional and national hospitals.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Mauritania commits to increasing expenditure on health to 15% by 2015, and including a budget line on reproductive health commodities with a focus on contraceptives; to increase contraception prevalence from 9% to 15%, constructing 3 more schools of public health, increasing access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in all regional and national hospitals; to increase the proportion of births assisted by skilled personnel from 61% to 75%; and increasing the proportion of health centers offering PMTCT services to 75%. 2015
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