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Advancing social and economic development by investing in women's and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework

(2014) LANCET. 383(9925). p.1333-1354
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A new Global Investment Framework for Women's and Children's Health demonstrates how investment in women's and children's health will secure high health, social, and economic returns. We costed health systems strengthening and six investment packages for: maternal and newborn health, child health, immunisation, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Nutrition is a cross-cutting theme. We then used simulation modelling to estimate the health and socioeconomic returns of these investments. Increasing health expenditure by just $5 per person per year up to 2035 in 74 high-burden countries could yield up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits. These returns include greater gross domestic product (GDP) growth through improved productivity, and prevention of the needless deaths of 147 million children, 32 million stillbirths, and 5 million women by 2035. These gains could be achieved by an additional investment of $30 billion per year, equivalent to a 2% increase above current spending.
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OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, CHILDHOOD PNEUMONIA, CLIMATE-CHANGE, SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS, MATERNAL MORTALITY, INCOME COUNTRIES, INTERVENTIONS, NEWBORN

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Stenberg, Karin, Henrik Axelson, Peter Sheehan, Ian Anderson, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Marleen Temmerman, Elizabeth Mason, et al. 2014. “Advancing Social and Economic Development by Investing in Women’s and Children's Health: a New Global Investment Framework.” Lancet 383 (9925): 1333–1354.
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Stenberg, K., Axelson, H., Sheehan, P., Anderson, I., Gülmezoglu, A. M., Temmerman, M., Mason, E., et al. (2014). Advancing social and economic development by investing in women’s and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework. LANCET, 383(9925), 1333–1354.
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Stenberg K, Axelson H, Sheehan P, Anderson I, Gülmezoglu AM, Temmerman M, et al. Advancing social and economic development by investing in women’s and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework. LANCET. 2014;383(9925):1333–54.
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Stenberg, Karin, Henrik Axelson, Peter Sheehan, et al. “Advancing Social and Economic Development by Investing in Women’s and Children's Health: a New Global Investment Framework.” LANCET 383.9925 (2014): 1333–1354. Print.
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  abstract     = {A new Global Investment Framework for Women's and Children's Health demonstrates how investment in women's and children's health will secure high health, social, and economic returns. We costed health systems strengthening and six investment packages for: maternal and newborn health, child health, immunisation, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Nutrition is a cross-cutting theme. We then used simulation modelling to estimate the health and socioeconomic returns of these investments. Increasing health expenditure by just \$5 per person per year up to 2035 in 74 high-burden countries could yield up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits. These returns include greater gross domestic product (GDP) growth through improved productivity, and prevention of the needless deaths of 147 million children, 32 million stillbirths, and 5 million women by 2035. These gains could be achieved by an additional investment of \$30 billion per year, equivalent to a 2\% increase above current spending.},
  author       = {Stenberg, Karin and Axelson, Henrik and Sheehan, Peter and Anderson, Ian and G{\"u}lmezoglu, A Metin and Temmerman, Marleen and Mason, Elizabeth and Friedman, Howard S and Bhutta, Zulfiqar A and Lawn, Joy E and Sweeny, Kim and Tulloch, Jim and Hansen, Peter and Chopra, Mickey and Gupta, Anuradha and Vogel, Joshua P and Ostergren, Mikael and Rasmussen, Bruce and Levin, Carol and Boyle, Colin and Kuruvilla, Shyama and Koblinsky, Marjorie and Walker, Neff and de Francisco, Andres and Novcic, Nebojsa and Presern, Carole and Jamison, Dean and Bustreo, Flavia},
  issn         = {0140-6736},
  journal      = {LANCET},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9925},
  pages        = {1333--1354},
  title        = {Advancing social and economic development by investing in women's and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62231-X},
  volume       = {383},
  year         = {2014},
}

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