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‘Big Push’ Maternal Health Initiative Lacks Long-Term Sustainability Plan, Analysis Shows

Health Affairs: ‘Big Push’ To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Uganda And Zambia Enhanced Health Systems But Lacked A Sustainability Plan
“…[T]he rapid pace, external design, and lack of a long-term financing plan [of the Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative in Uganda and Zambia] hindered integration into the health system and local ownership. Sustaining and scaling up early gains of similar big push initiatives requires longer-term commitments and a clear plan for transition to national control…” (Kruk et al., June 2014).

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