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Accession Number PB2013-100731
Title Global Health Initiative: Benin Country Strategy.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In an effort to increase inter-agency coordination, efficiency in implementing activities, and program sustainability, a whole-of-US Government approach to conduct health programs has been developed the Global Health Initiative (GHI). For Benin, the GHI Country Strategy will focus on achieving specific and measurable goals, while placing particular emphasis on two of the GHIs seven core principles: focusing on women, girls and gender equality; and building sustainability through health systems strengthening. Women's health is a priority concern in health service planning and delivery in Benin; women also play a critical role as caregivers, professionals and advocates towards health improvement. The GHI Country Strategy will support health system strengthening at different levels to provide decentralized quality services and commodities in both public and private sectors. GHI/Benin will concentrate health investments in three program areas: malaria prevention and control, child health, and maternal health, including family planning. Malaria remains the top killer of children in Benin and afflicts many pregnant mothers. The numbers of newborns, infants, young children and mothers dying in Benin each year are unacceptably high. Hence, GHI efforts will focus on mortality reduction, and will help energize the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Three MDGs directly relate to health, and are central to the GHI vision in Benin. Both the GOB and the GHI Country Strategy share the below targets to be achieved by 2015.
Keywords Africa
Benin
Children
Developing countries
Disease prevention
Equality
Genders
Global
Global Health Initiative(GHI)
Health care
Health delivery plans
Implementation
Interagency coordination
Maternal health
Medical services
Priorities
Public health
Women


 
Source Agency Agency for International Development
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57E - Clinical Medicine
44 - Health Care
Corporate Author Management Systems International, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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