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Beyond 2015: How Health Policy Can Help Countries Prepare for the Future
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Author(s): Suneeta Sharma and Rebecca Mbuya-Brown

Primary Language: English

Date: 1/13/2015


For the global health community, 2015 is a year to celebrate progress achieved and prepare for the future. The past two decades have seen unprecedented gains in global health: the mortality rate for children under age five has been cut almost in half, access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-positive individuals has saved 6.6 million lives since 1995, and maternal mortality ratios have declined significantly. Yet, as the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, developing countries face a host of persistent and emerging health challenges. This brief, prepared by the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project presents five ways to prepare for the future of health policy, taking into account the changing global health landscape. 

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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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