• New Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health 20-04-2015

Investing in Women's and Children's Health

74 low- and middle-income countries account for more than 95% of maternal and child deaths. As described by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in 2013, increasing health expenditure by only US$5 per capita per year until 2035 in these same countries could result in up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits.  These benefits include greater GDP growth through improved productivity, as well as avoiding the preventable deaths of 147 million children, 32 million stillbirths, and 5 million women between 2013- 2035.