Partnerships for Women's Health: Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact

Partnerships for Women's Health: Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact

by Martina Timmermann
     
 

Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications; a further 20 suffer injury, infection or disease. Despite medical advances, and years of national and international policy declarations, this tragic situation remains particularly severe in developing countries, violating a fundamental human right.

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Overview

Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications; a further 20 suffer injury, infection or disease. Despite medical advances, and years of national and international policy declarations, this tragic situation remains particularly severe in developing countries, violating a fundamental human right.

This book draws together insights and experiences of development practitioners, policy-makers, academic experts and private sector partners to describe the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a public private partnership based in India. Informed by the growing literature on such partnerships, the WHI sought to implement a project that would make a real difference in women's lives, simultaneous with meeting private sector commercial imperatives.

By opening the project to independent transnational assessment, as it is reported here, the WHI articulated new standards for best practice in public private partnerships, including with reference to such issues as communications, objective-setting, ongoing partnership management, and real health outcomes. In line with the WHI's ambition to grow and become transferable to other contexts, these standards can inform and shape more effective public private partnerships in the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811858
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Martina Timmermann is vice president and managing director for international projects at TIMA International GmbH.

Monika Kruesmann is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics.

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