When we work together, our achievements are truly remarkable.
Survive & Thrive’s final report drives this point home again. In just five years, the Global Development Alliance integrated Helping Babies Survive and Helping Mothers Survive into 30 national programs, mobilized $120 million in partner contributions, and distributed lifesaving equipment to thousands of facilities across Asia & Africa.
Most inspiring to me are the women and children reached with these efforts: more than 500,000 birth attendants in 80 low-resource countries are now equipped with the maternal and newborn care training that saves lives.
As an implementing partner, MCSP's contributions to this work make me incredibly proud. Our support is integral to improving quality of care for mothers and babies in some of the most challenging places. And our assistance to professional associations and efforts to improve provider capacity are helping countries increase their self-reliance while influencing changes to national policy.
Clearly, when we harness our efforts – across the private sector and civil society – we make enormous progress toward our shared goal to improve the lives of all women and children, no matter their location. Our continued success depends on our commitment to innovate, implement evidence-based interventions, and measure our work.
Please join us September 18th at The Wilson Center as we continue this conversation with global experts, country leaders, and implements. We’ll discuss why quality of care in global health matters, and how to engage public and private healthcare leaders around a shared vision.
We welcome you in person or to watch the livestream event remotely. Others are gathering with colleagues and friends to host a viewing party. RSVP here! And follow the conversation online using the hashtag #QualityCareforAll.
Koki Agarwal, MD, MPH, DrPH