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Partnerships, Accountability Essential To Achieve Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health

Devex: Forging new partnerships for the future of women, children, and adolescents
Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general for family, women’s, and children’s health at the WHO, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and Jane Thomason, chief executive officer of Abt JTA, senior adviser for international social policy at Abt Associates, and member of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council

“…[W]ith competition for resources greater than ever and at a time when there are more displaced people on the planet than ever before, the [Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health] aims to reach the most isolated and vulnerable and address inequity. … Moving forward in the new, broad [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] era, we need to keep our focus and resolve to ensure that women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health remain at the center of the health and development agenda. … [A]s we prepare to face the challenges, there are a number of emerging priorities: resource mobilization … building coalitions and partnerships … innovation, social networks, and entrepreneurship … [and] accountability to the people… ” (11/13).