Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health

To collaborate with the Lancet Commission, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, The World Health Organization and the University of Washington have led a major process with partners over the past year to develop a Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health:
http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2013/gif/en/index.html

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62231-X/abstract

This Framework presents a compelling case for increasing investments in women and children’s health. It shows how, with an increase of US$ 5 per capita per year to 2035, in 74 high burden countries, we can achieve nine-fold social and economic returns in addition to millions of lives saved. The investment framework looks at the evidence we have on the interventions that work across the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health continuum – and the impact they would have in the countries most affected by maternal and child mortality. By investing in these interventions, in an accelerated scenario, the analysis shows that it would be possible to avoid the deaths of 147 million children, 32 million stillbirths, and 5 million women by 2035.

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