Study Estimates $264B Needed To Achieve Key Women’s Health Goals By 2030
UNFPA: This is how much it will cost to realize the world we want
This article from UNFPA outlines the findings from a study presented on November 12 at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 assessing the costs of achieving key women’s health goals. According to the article, “It is possible to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning, and put a stop to gender-based violence, all within a decade. But it will cost the world a total of $264 billion, according to a joint study by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health. … The price tag represents the amount required to achieve these ambitious goals by 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals. … The $264 billion price tag is less than the amount of money charged in misconduct fines to the world’s top 20 banks. Out of this total, the current resource gap — meaning investments needed, whether in the form of foreign investment, domestic spending or private spending — is $222 billion over the coming 10 years” (11/13).
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