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Learning From Failure Provides Critical Lessons For Maternal Health Interventions

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Learning from Failure to Reduce Maternal Deaths
In the context of lowering maternal mortality, Priya Agrawal, executive director of Merck for Mothers, writes about the value of “how studying failure and understanding why a seemingly good idea doesn’t work helps us design a better intervention the next time around” (10/12).

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