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Partnerships for Women's Health - Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact / United Nations University Research Brief 1/2009 (www.unu.edu)

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  • Timmermann, Martina
  • Kruesmann, Monika

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Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy and childbirth complications; a further 20 suffer injury, infection or disease. Despite medical advances, and years of policy declarations, this tragic situation remains particularly severe in developing countries, violating a fundamental human right. Is a new approach possible, one that looks beyond common project paradigms and standards? What could such an approach look like, how might it operate, and what might be its effect? The Women’s Health Initiative, an innovative public private partnership that drew reference from the UN Global Compact, provides a possible model.

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  • Timmermann, Martina & Kruesmann, Monika, 2009. "Partnerships for Women's Health - Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact / United Nations University Research Brief 1/2009 (www.unu.edu)," MPRA Paper 17569, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17569
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    Keywords

    Women's maternal mortality; women's health; reproductive health; Millennium Development Goals; human right to best attainable health care; India; endoscopy; minimal invasive surgery; access to health; SME; PPP; UN Global Compact; corporate social responsibility; costs; infrastructure; medical training; capacity building; poverty.;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out

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