Setting the global health agenda: The influence of advocates and ideas on political priority for maternal and newborn survival

@inproceedings{Smith2016SettingTG,
  title={Setting the global health agenda: The influence of advocates and ideas on political priority for maternal and newborn survival},
  author={Stephanie Laine Smith and Jeremy Shiffman},
  booktitle={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016}
}
This study investigates a puzzle concerning global health priorities-why do comparable issues receive differential levels of attention and resources? It considers maternal and neonatal mortality, two high-burden issues that pertain to groups at risk at birth and whose lives could be saved with effective intrapartum care. Why did maternal survival gain status as a global health priority earlier and to a greater degree than newborn survival? Higher mortality and morbidity burdens among newborns… CONTINUE READING
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