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Lives Saved Scorecard Aims To Connect Investments, Number Of Child Deaths Averted

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“…As the third International Conference on Financing for Development kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, [Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for financing the health Millennium Development Goals,] is trying to make that picture clearer for one of development’s central goals: saving children’s lives. Chambers, who co-founded the health advocacy organization Malaria No More, published this week in The Lancet a proposal to create a new Lives Saved Scorecard, which draws a first-of-its-kind connection between overall dollars invested in child health and the number of child deaths those investments have averted over the past decade and a half…” (Igoe, 7/9).

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