Date Published: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Author(s): Wendy J. Graham, Sam Adjei
Partial Text: On September 22, 2010, a new Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health was launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and over US$40 billion in resources pledged . Two key drivers of this call to action are the short period remaining to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the realisation that the goal for maternal health is off target. The Global Strategy argues that the world has failed to invest enough in the health of women and children, presses for more intensified effort, and articulates the projected “gain” in terms of saving 16 million lives by 2015. Here we seek to highlight the potential of this latest initiative to deliver leadership on the process of global estimation of women’s and children’s health.