Millennium Development Goals for Health in Europe and Central Asia: Relevance and Policy Implications (World Bank Working Papers) (World Bank Working Papers)
Rechel BerndtISBN: 0821358782;
Book DescriptionMillennium Development Goals for Health in Europe and Central Asia is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank?s ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion. This study aims to contribute to the debate about the appropriateness of health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the countries of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. The study has important implications for policy choicesat the regional, subregional, and country levels. Despite the fact that averages mask variations that exist within countries, certain conclusions stand out: * For the ECA region as a whole, proportionately more gains in life expectancy would accrue from the control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than from achieving the targets in the classic MDGs. This pattern holds in all subregions. * There are proportionately more gains to be had from achieving the classic MDGs in...
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