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Opportunity To Harmonize Global Health Frameworks Lies In Post-2015 Development Agenda

“…Translating the continuum of care from theory into practice is an enormous challenge; however, recent consensus-building around the post-2015 global health agenda constitutes a tremendous opportunity to harmonize international frameworks, intervention packages and tools for measurement and evaluation,” Alison Chatfield and Annie Kearns, both project managers with the Women & Health Initiative, write in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. They discuss “the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), a framework establishing global targets and priority actions for ending preventable newborn deaths,” and the WHO “working group on Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) to build consensus on post-2015 maternal mortality goals…” (3/10).

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