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Partnerships for Women's Health: Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact

Release Date: December, 2009
ISBN 13: 9789280811858
Sales Number: 09.III.A.20
482 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations University

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Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications; a further 20 suffer injury, infection or disease. Despite medical advances, and years of national and international policy declarations, this tragic situation remains particularly severe in developing countries, violating a fundamental human right. This book draws together insights and experiences of development practitioners, policy makers, academic experts and private sector partners to describe the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a public private partnership based in India. Informed by growing literature on such partnerships, the WHI sought to implement a project that would make a real difference in women’s lives, simultaneous with meeting private sector commercial imperatives.

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