What is the best way to save one million lives?

From AfricaCan End Poverty Mon Jan 14 2013, 17:30:21

David Evans

Marcus Holmlund

Last October, the Government of Nigeria committed to save one million lives by 2015 by increasing access to cost-effective health services and commodities, a bold goal.

Crucially, the Federal Ministry of Health is coupling the scale-up of services and commodities with a focus on knowledge, using rigorous impact evaluation strategically and systematically across their programs (in partnership with the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation unit and the Gates Foundation). Each evaluation adapts promising evidence from elsewhere in the world to fit the Nigerian context, letting the Government and its partners see which interventions are most effective in saving lives.

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