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The Health Policy Project ended in 2016. Work continued under Health Policy Plus (HP+) until 2022.


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Investments to Accelerate Reductions in Maternal Mortality: Findings from Expenditure Studies in Uganda and Zambia for the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Partnership
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Author(s): Joni Waldron, Adebiyi Adesina

Primary Language: English

Date: 1/9/2014


Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) is five-year public-private partnership aiming to drastically reduce maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of the proof of concept, the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project conducted an expenditure analysis to identify what additional expenditures were made to reduce maternal mortality in the eight SMGL pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia. The overall study findings showed that investments in infrastructure, transportation, training for healthcare workers, and demand creation for facility-based deliveries led to maternal mortality decreases in both countries in one year—30 percent in one, 35 percent in the other. HPP's expenditure analyses complement these evaluations, and help to inform budgeting and planning for scale-up of the district strengthening model.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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