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BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5825
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The private sector is increasingly providing the infrastructure for innovative yet simple approaches for improving child and maternal health in the developing world, says a report from a United Nations task force.

The report describes a set of locally developed solutions for improving child and infant health that involve mobile phones, wireless technology, innovative financing, and other private sector infrastructure.

Details of the solutions have been collated for the “Every woman every child” initiative, a global strategy for improving women and children’s health launched by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, last year in an attempt to speed up progress on improving child and maternal health—the two UN millennium development goals that are proving the toughest to meet (BMJ 2010;340:c2122, doi:10.1136/bmj.c2122).

Tore Godal, co-chairman of the “Every woman every child” innovation …

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