Publish Date: April 2016
Author: Mary E. Taylor, Renata Schumacher, Nicole Davis
This study aims to better understand both the evolution of child health as a global health issue since the year 2000, as well as its network of stakeholders and leaders. Building on this understanding, the authors explore how leadership might be strengthened and child health re-positioned by the community to attain better outcomes in the current time period. For the study, the authors reviewed published literature and other reports on global child health policy, child health programs, funding, and global health partnerships. They also conducted more than 30 in-depth interviews of child health experts and stakeholders from donors, development partners, and nongovernmental organizations. Data were analyzed by evaluation question and aligned with a framework on the effectiveness of global health networks.