This week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center released a policy paper, “Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term.” The report analyzes seven aspects of a “widening” global health agenda: malaria; polio eradication; women’s health; health security; health diplomacy; and multilateral partners. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) is featured multiple times in the document, not only as an innovative public-private partnership supported by the US Government, but also as an example of the Obama administration’s efforts to ensure a more sustainable and country-owned response to women’s and girls’ health issues around the world. In the chapter, “U.S. Priorities for Women’s Global Health”, author Janet Fleishman outlines four priority policy recommendations to the Obama administration to achieve successful outcomes in global women’s health:
- Sustain high-level U.S. leadership on women’s health and gender equality.
- Implement for results; translate U.S. policies to program implementation.
- Monitor and evaluate progress in addressing women’s health and gender equality.
- Build partnerships to leverage existing funds for sustainability