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Accurate, Reliable Global Health Data Vital For Successful Programs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Shaping the Market for Global Health Data
Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Prashant Yadav of the University of Michigan, discuss the importance of accurate collection of global health data, writing, “…[W]ithout data on past consumption and unmet needs, program planners and global financiers cannot budget appropriately, pharmaceutical and vaccine companies cannot plan investments, and it is harder to understand how programs are performing and how patients’ needs are changing over time…” (11/4).

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