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close this book14. A Global Picture of Poor-rich Differences in the Utilisation of Delivery Care
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View the documentThe Effectiveness of Interventions also Depends on Their Focus on the Situation of the Poor Women
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Monitoring Systems Should Distinguish Socio-economic Groups

Monitoring progress towards health targets is important for both advocacy, strategic decisions and evaluation. The large inequalities observed in this paper stress that future developments should be monitored not only for the population as a whole, but also for subgroups defined in terms of education, wealth or other socio-economic terms. Only in this way we can assess whether poor women will be benefiting most from future successes in the battle against maternal mortality.