8 Getting There from Here: Priorities, Plans, and Progress

The seven-point IMPACTS approach provides a framework for saving lives in global health. Frameworks and models, however, don’t save lives. People do. It is only when frameworks and models inform the development of plans that guide the actions of people and organizations do we create impacts that change and save lives.

As we’ve seen throughout this book, the people and organizations that are creating impacts in global health are not acting alone or in isolation. They work in partnership with governments, businesses, NGOs, donors, and others. Though the goals of these various efforts may be very different, such as immunizing children, preventing cervical cancer, or providing affordable ...

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