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Innovation Can Accelerate Progress Toward Improving Health Of Women, Children Globally

Huffington Post: The Power of Innovation to Save Moms and Babies
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID

“…We will need new tools and new ways of doing things to achieve our goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths, no matter where they live. While innovative financing and new systems approaches will help achieve this goal, we cannot bridge the resource gap and truly accelerate our progress without innovation. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to fostering innovation to reach this goal. … [PATH’s] Harnessing the Power of Innovation to Save Mothers and Children report demonstrates the importance of innovation and the great potential contribution it can make to our efforts. Because USAID is committed to saving lives and improving health for women and children around the world, innovation will be a core component of our efforts in the years to come. We look forward to working with partners to advance innovations like the ones highlighted in PATH’s report, and ensuring we have the systems and financing mechanisms in place to make sure they reach the women and children who need them, no matter where they live” (10/19).

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