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CSIS Report Examines U.S. Investments In Women’s Health

Writing in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) “Smart Global Health” blog, Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Alisha Kramer, program coordinator and research assistant with the center, describe a report on a CSIS delegation visit to Zambia “to examine the opportunities and challenges of strengthening U.S. investments overseas in women’s health.” They write, “The report focuses on three women’s health issues — maternal mortality, cervical cancer, and access to voluntary family planning — and explores how the United States leverages [PEPFAR] and works with its other partners to prioritize women’s health.” They say the Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) “initiatives illustrate new ways to make the best use of U.S. investments in women’s health, as well as challenges to achieving health goals,” describe some of these challenges, and provide five priority steps to “achieve real impact in women’s health” (5/21).