Moss K, Valentine A, Kates J, Boortz K, Wexler A. 2010. The U.S. government's efforts to address global maternal, newborn, and child health: The Global Health Initiative and beyond. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 23 pp. (U.S. global health policy)
Annotation: This report examines the role of the United States government in improving maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) around the globe, including the emphasis placed on these issues by the Obama Administration's Global Health Initiaitive. The report provides an overview of international efforts, including a detailed look at the U.S. government's response to global maternal and child health challenges. It also reviews U.S. funding trends for global maternal and child health, U.S. agencies' activities in related areas, and U.S. participation in international multilateral efforts. Key policy issues surrounding the future of U.S. involvement are also discussed. Appendices include a glossary of global maternal and child health terms and acronyms; international statistics on the causes of maternal, newborn, and child mortality; descriptions of key approaches and interventions to improve global maternal and child health; a list of global efforts by country; and funding efforts by country and region related to maternal, newborn, and child nutrition.
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Keywords: Child health, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Government financing, Government role, Health policy , Health promotion, Health statistics, Infant health, International health, Maternal health, Newborn infants