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Three editions, over thirty case studies of successful global health interventions.
Millions Saved is a collection of success stories in global health—remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in low- and middle-income countries have succeeded. The 2016 edition of the book, Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Healthby Amanda Glassman and Miriam Temin with the Millions Saved Team and Advisory Group, follows on two previous editions, published in 2004 and 2007. In the three editions, CGD authors showcase more than 30 rigorously evaluated case studies of successful interventions, upending conventional pessimism about public health challenges in developing countries and drawing broad lessons about what works in global health. With a foreword by Bill Gates, Millions Saved is a key resource for health policy decision makers, implementers and students worldwide.
Learn more about the case studies and key findings on the Millions Saved microsite. You can also listen to Amanda Glassman share some of the book’s cases and takeaways on the CGD podcast here.
Millions Saved: Proven Success in Global Health details 17 cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded, saving millions of lives and preserving the livelihoods and social fabric of entire communities.
This Brief is based on the CGD book Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health. The book book features 17 success stories. These cases describe some large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries that have succeeded - saving millions of lives and preserving the livelihoods and social fabric of entire communities.
The central objective of the "What Works?" Working Group is to document a series of implementation experiences in international health that are judged to be successful using a high standard of evidence. The working group has closely examined possible international public health "success stories." Of the sixty success cases submitted by Disease Controls Priorities Project authors, only twenty cases were selected.