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11 Innovations Can Help Cut Maternal, Child Mortality With Proper Investment, Implementation

The Guardian: 11 health innovations to drastically cut maternal and child mortality rates
Amie Batson, chief strategy officer and vice president of strategy and learning at Path

“Achieving the ambitious target to end maternal and child deaths, enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will require ingenuity. The good news is that 11 health innovations could save more than six million mothers and children by 2030, if they are invested in and used widely in 24 priority countries. … The 11 innovations modeled in our analysis, crowdsourced from experts around the world, are gamechanging health technologies and approaches that will have wide-scale impact, ensure healthier babies, protect mothers, and secure better health in the long term. … How will these life-saving innovations be funded? Traditional donors cannot do it alone. Governments in low- and middle-income countries have a critical role to play and so do local entrepreneurs with the potential to take forward affordable solutions. The private sector and social impact investors, also want to engage. But all these groups need better data to assess what is available, what is coming soon, or where there is a gap that requires new ideas…” (10/27).

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