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Meeting the Demand for Results and Accountability: A Call for Action on Health Data from Eight Global Health Agencies

  • Margaret Chan mail,

    porria@who.int

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Michel Kazatchkine,

    Affiliation: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Julian Lob-Levyt,

    Affiliation: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Thoraya Obaid,

    Affiliation: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Julian Schweizer,

    Affiliation: Human Development Network, World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Michel Sidibe,

    Affiliation: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ann Veneman,

    Affiliation: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Tadataka Yamada

    Affiliation: Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: January 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000223

About the Authors

Margaret Chan
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Michel Kazatchkine
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
Julian Lob-Levyt
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Geneva, Switzerland
Thoraya Obaid
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, New York, United States of America
Julian Schweizer
Human Development Network, World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Michel Sidibe
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva, Switzerland
Ann Veneman
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York, New York, United States of America
Tadataka Yamada
Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: porria@who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MC MK JLL TO JS MS AV TY. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MC MK JLL TO JS MS AV TY.