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Ensure Access to Comprehensive Health Services

Providing girls and women access to quality healthcare throughout their lives is critical to creating healthy and wealthy societies.

This means looking at the health needs of the whole girl and the whole woman throughout her life cycle – from infancy through her reproductive years and beyond – and ensuring services are woman-centered, affordable, and accessible.

This month Deliver for Good Partners and Allies explore comprehensive health services and what it will take to make universal health coverage (UHC) truly universal for all.

From building the bridge between NCD and maternal health communities to leveraging digital technologies to bring health information to rural areas, this month’s features highlight solutions that will strengthen health systems and deliver #HealthforAll.  

Join Deliver for Good Partners in our commitment to girls & women everywhere.

WHO: General Programme of Work 2019-2023

Guttmacher: Lancet Commission on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Together for Girls: Every Hour Matters Toolkit

WHO: From Burden to Best Buys with NCDs

World Bank: UHC Video

FHI360: A Comprehensive Approach to Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health - Brochure

Tracking UHC: 2017 Global Monitoring Report 
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Solutions in Action
Take a deeper dive into stories and solutions for ensuring access to comprehensive health services.
Belén Garijo, CEO of Merck Healthcare
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Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases to Deliver for Good
NCD Alliance
This September, governments will attend the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases. Ahead of the meeting, Women Deliver, NCD Alliance, the World Diabetes Foundation, and partners will launch a call to action on diabetes in pregnancy to highlight the cross-cutting dimensions of the disease on maternal health, nutrition, and overall health and wellbeing. Stay tuned next week for more information on the Call to Action, and how your organization can sign on. In this article, Katie Dain, CEO of NCD Alliance, explains why this is a critical moment for the NCD and maternal health communities to work  together. 
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Using the Power of Data to Achieve Universal Health Coverage
One factor that contributes to the belief that UHC is possible for all countries is the rapid spread of digital technologies, such as mobile technology. But you may be wondering: Why are digital technologies so critical when people lack access to necessities, such as medication and a well-equipped health facility?
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Saundra Pelletier, CEO of EvoFem Biosciences & Founding CEO of Women Care Global.
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Addressing the Gender Gap in Health Innovation
World Economic Forum 
In this article, WEF argues that the gender gap in health innovation requires a total reboot in the way we think about innovation:  from tracking disease data for women to tailoring  medical treatments and technologies to meet the specific needs of women. 
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Ending Cervical Cancer Deaths with a Human-Centered Approach
Health issues, like cancer, should not be addressed in a vacuum. Each patient’s relationship to cancer is shaped by other health issues she experiences, her culture, her physical environment, her family’s resources, her community’s infrastructure and social services, her country’s health policies, and a myriad of other factors. Learn how TogetHER focuses on human-centered healthcare. 
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Jim Campbell, Director of Health Workforce, WHO
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A Bold Vision for SRHR 
Guttmacher Institute 
The recently released Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights presents a comprehensive and evidence-based vision for achieving universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. What are the next steps for achieving this vision?
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Comprehensive Healthcare: The way to achieve the SDGs
Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health
In this article, CANWACH looks at the role Canada plays as a leader in global health and nutrition through its focus on exploring innovative ways to amplify its investments, making its contributions even more impactful.
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Alessandra Aresu, Inclusive Health Policy Lead, Humanity & Inclusion
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Why Every Hour Matters After Rape
Together for Girls 
Many people around the world are unaware that some of the long-term consequences of rape can be prevented if a survivor quickly accesses post-rape care. Together for Girls shares the experience of a young Malawian woman and a helpful toolkit to increase access to care. 
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Empowering Adolescents to Claim their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Roughly one quarter of the world’s population is between 10-24 years of age. Giving adolescents reproductive choices and the means to take control of their future is non-negotiable if we are serious about delivering comprehensive health care for all. MSI explore solutions to bring youth friendly SRHR services to communities. 
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Jasmine  George, Women Deliver Young Leader & Co-Founder of Hidden Pockets
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