There is an extraordinary diversity and quality in the literature regarding the global health challenges we face and the current and potential strategies available to respond. Maternal and Child Health draw particular attention because of the frustratingly high moral, social, personal and economic costs of failing to provide adequate basic care.
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Clearly, global health is a complex challenge. Integrated Innovation argues that scientific and technological innovations “have a greater chance of going to scale and achieving global impact” in conjunction with appropriate social and business innovations.
While nominally for journalists, this is a helpful guide to anyone seeking a broad overview of global health and related issues.
A USAID summary of research on emerging health threats throughout the world, including an emphasis on maternal and newborn health.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies describes itself as bi-partisan, non-profit. It engaged two dozen diverse experts to explore realistic goals and policies for global health in 2025.
This is one of a series of McKinsey Quarterly (McKinsey & Company) reports on global health and specifically Africa. This article focuses on barriers that “impede health care delivery in the region” and comprehensive approaches to improving national health systems.
Discussion of integrating a gender perspective in health analysis, as well as a general overview of determinants of health and the definition of gender.
Describes the maternal-child continuum for delivering comprehensive care, a model that C2C has adopted.
Defines strategies necessary to improve essential health services for women and children.
Progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 (reduce child mortality) and 5 (improve maternal health) are documented.
A two-page summary of statistics, models and interventions.
Summary of global progress in improving health and saving lives.
Defines the mission of the iconic foundation and its strategies
Perspectives from experts assembled by the Committee on Population of the National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences. (You’ll need to jump through a couple of extra clicks to download this document as a guest.)
Comprehensive report on delivering survival interventions for newborn health in Nigeria.
Maternal Health Task Force: This group based at Harvard University has a terrific website where organizations can connect, stay apprised of recent research and news and access a robust library of statistics and resources.
Every Mother Counts: One of the most active and prominent advocacy groups in global maternal health.
The Seattle-based non-profit pursues solutions for addressing poor health. In this document, it describes how it works with the private sector.
This paper examines the relationship of hygienic access to water to health and income.
Issues in Maternal-Newborn Health and Poverty. WHO, 2006
A series of three research studies on the economic and social effects of maternal and newborn ill-health.
Report focused on the role of the private sector in the financing and provision of health care in Sub-Saharan Africa with an agenda for improvement.
An examination of the six mpst cost-effective health-related investments that will improve global welfare. Powerful economic analysis establishes the rationale to invest in maternal health.
Examines the effect of empowering girls in rural communities, highlighting the role girls play in lifting families out of poverty. Includes action items, such as “provide rural adolescent girls with comprehensive health information and services”.
Report of health outcomes and statistics for women and men in the Americas; includes comprehensive section on reproductive health and access to services.