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At the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, the Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group released its report on "Fostering Healthy Businesses: Delivering Innovations in Maternal and Child Health.
The report is a culmination of extensive research – conducted by Merck for Mothers, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and the IWG’s Task Force on Sustainable Business Models – on how local businesses are working to improve the health of women and children in developing countries. The report offers recommendations for governments, businesses, investors and other actors to catalyze and support innovative models of healthcare delivery in some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable areas.
SS-GATE and its global health track – SS-GHX were recommended in this report as a mechanism to foster the growth of healthy businesses and support the scale-up of innovative solutions for maternal and child health. Reach more here: http://merckformothers.com/docs/Report3Businesses.pdf
In September 2012, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, through the South-South Global Health Exchange committed to support the Every Woman, Every Child Initiative. Read more about the SS-GHX commitment here:
The Every Woman, Every Child Initiative was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010. Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. It is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world. The effort puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which presents a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.
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