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Improving aid effectiveness in global health

A new book addresses the importance of aid effectiveness in global health in the context of the lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals


Springer has released a new book entitled Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health, edited and co-authored by Dr. Elvira Beracochea, President and CEO of Realizing Global Health (RGH).

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) take us to 2030, the release of Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is timely as it can help to build a foundation on which we can make large strides in creating effective and sustainable systems in Global Health and increase the likelihood of meeting SDG #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is a collection of essays by global health professionals from around the world and provides examples of practical applications derived from the principals of the Paris declaration to overcome the challenges to effective global health initiatives and programs. Effective health systems are the cornerstone for realizing a true global health strategy that delivers health for all.

The book also uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offers a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems.

Contributors clarify optimum roles of government, academia, NGOs, community organizations, and the private sector in aid delivery to inspire readers' broader and deeper uses of teamwork, communication, and imagination. Throughout, the guiding principles of justice, equity, and respect that underlie foundational documents such as the Millennium Declaration inform this visionary work.

Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health gives its readers the necessary logistical and attitudinal tools to bring about lasting change, and shows how to use them meaningfully in both the short term and the long run.


For more information about Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health, contact Elvira Bereacochea at

E. Beracochea (Ed.)
Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health
1st ed. 2015, XXVI, 370 p. 48 illus.
Hardcover 119,99 € | £108.00 | $159.00
ISBN 978-1-4939-2720-3
Also available as an eBook

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