Millions Saved : New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, Paperback / softback Book

Millions Saved : New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health Paperback / softback

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Authored by Amanda Glassman and Miriam Temin with the Millions Saved Team and Advisory Group, Millions Saved: News Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, shows what works-and what doesn't-in global health.

In a foreword to the book, Bill Gates says, "I encourage global health experts, policymakers, funders, and anyone else interested in helping create a better world to read Millions Saved.

I am confident you will come away with a clearer sense of what the world has learned about fighting some of our biggest health challenges-and how we can use that knowledge to save even more lives."Over the past fifteen years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolution-one that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges.

It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive.Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health chronicles the global health revolution from the ground up, showcasing twenty-two local, national, and regional health programs that have been part of this global change.

The book profiles eighteen remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in low- and middle-income countries succeeded, and four examples of promising interventions that fell short of their health targets when scaled-up in real world conditions.

Each case demonstrates how much effort-and sometimes luck-is required to fight illness and sustain good health.The cases are grouped into four main categories, reflecting the diversity of strategies to improve population health in low-and middle-income countries: rolling out medicines and technologies; expanding access to health services; targeting cash transfers to improve health; and promoting population-wide behavior change to decrease risk.

The programs covered also come from various regions around the world: seven from sub-Saharan Africa, six from Latin America and the Caribbean, five from East and Southeast Asia, and four from South Asia.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Centre for Global Development
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  • Category: Illness & addiction: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9781933286884

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