How the U.S. can engage with the private sector to support women’s and family health


Rabin Martin has been a long-time advocate of the important role the private sector plays in addressing complex health issues to improve the lives of those across the globe.

As a member of the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health, Rabin Martin has encouraged expanding the role of the private sector and the importance of increased public-private partnerships in improving the health of women, children and adolescents. The Task Force comprises experts from government, academe, civil society and the private sector, and will be issuing its final report in late March with recommendations on how the new U.S. administration should launch a multi-sectoral investment in adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries.

In the lead up to this report, we developed papers on how the U.S. can engage with the private sector to support women’s and family health and sustain global commitments to life-saving immunization efforts.

We believe there is an opportunity to leverage the private sector’s business principles, expertise and past successes in improving health outcomes to drive future efforts and investments. Our key recommendations in this area include:

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Our key recommendations for sustaining global commitments to life-saving immunization efforts include:

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By fostering a multi-sectoral dialogue and encouraging public-private partnership, the U.S. can sustain American leadership in global health to save more lives and improve the well-being of women and families around the world.



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