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Increased Spending, Cash Incentives Helped Peru Lower Maternal, Child Mortality, NPR Reports

NPR: To Save The Lives Of Babies And Mothers, Ask For Advice From Peru
“…Since 2008, when Peru was added to the countries monitored in the [Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival] report, the country has cut maternal deaths by an annual average rate of 4.4 percent and childhood deaths by an average rate of 6.2 percent a year. It wasn’t magic. It was, in no small part, money…” (Brink, 10/23).

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