Millions Saved: Proven Successes In Global Health

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Seventeen stories about how efforts to improve health in developing countries saved millions of lives -- and millions of dollars. From polio in Latin America, to measles in southern Africa, to HIV in Thailand, these inspiring case studies show what it takes for global health programs to succeed.

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Ruth Levine is a senior fellow and director of programs at the Center for Global Development (CGD). She is a health economist with 14 years of experience in health and family planning financing issues in Latin America, eastern Africa, the Middle East, and south Asia. She currently leads CGD’s Global Health Policy Research Network and is principal staff on the UN Millennium Project Education and Gender Equality Task Force. Before joining CGD, she designed, supervised, and evaluated health-sector loans at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Since 2000, she has worked with the Financing Task Force of the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization and served intermittently as adviser to the Vaccine Fund of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Between 1997 and 1999, she served as the adviser on the social sectors in the Office of the Executive Vice President of the IDB. She is coauthor of The Health of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (World Bank, 2001).

The What Works Working Group-- The CGD’s Global Health Policy Research Network convened the What Works Working Group to identify, describe, and analyze proven successes in global health. The Working Group includes 15 prominent experts in international health, development economics, public policy, and other fields. The Working Group collaborated closely with leading authorities on specific diseases and interventions through the Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Project of the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

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