Other crisis: the economics and financing of maternal, newborn and child health in Asia (The)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Axelson H, Anderson I, Tan BK
Publisher/Organizer: Health Polic y and Planning
Publication date: 2010
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/2009 was the largest economic slowdown since the Great Depression. It undermined the growth and development prospects of developing countries. Several recent studies estimate the impact of economic shocks on the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children. Infant and child mortality rates are still likely to continue to decline, but at lower rates than would have been the case in the absence of the GFC.