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Improving Health Systems In Fragile States Necessary To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: A Real Test for the GFF: Improving Maternal and Child Health in Conflict Settings
Katey Peck, a program coordinator and research assistant at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the launch of the Global Financing Facility to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030 at the recent Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “…If we are to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030, initiatives such as the GFF should place a greater focus on improving health systems in fragile states, where the majority of these deaths occur…” (7/24).