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Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘Best Buys In Global Health’ Campaign

As part of “Best Buys in Global Health,” a campaign by PSI, PATH, and Devex to highlight sound investments in global health, Devex published two opinion pieces.

Devex: Advancing global health through innovation
U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance

“…As lawmakers and co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, we have a fiscal responsibility to ensure that American dollars are being spent wisely and effectively. … Already, our dollars have made an enormous impact. … Congress can continue to help improve the lives of women, newborns and children in developing countries by maintaining our investments in cost-effective, high-impact solutions that have the power to end preventable deaths…” (3/24).

Devex: Strong health systems, the ‘secret ingredient’
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID

“…Developing strong health systems should not be seen as a separate exercise from other technical areas, but rather as a philosophical shift in how we build those technical teams so we are thinking holistically about how to get the best value for money and, ultimately, save the greatest number of lives. Ongoing work should quantify and clearly make links between health systems strengthening investments and their impact on patients, families and society” (3/24).