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Developing and Costing Local Strategies to Improve Maternal and Child Health: The Investment Case Framework

  • Eliana Jimenez Soto mail,

    e.jimenez@sph.uq.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Sophie La Vincente,

    Affiliation: Centre for International Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Andrew Clark,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sonja Firth,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Alison Morgan,

    Affiliation: Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Zoe Dettrick,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Prarthna Dayal,

    Affiliation: Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Bernardino M. Aldaba,

    Affiliation: UPecon Foundation, Inc., UP School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

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  • Beena Varghese,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

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  • Laksono Trisnantoro,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Service Management, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

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  • Yogendra Prasai, on behalf of the Investment Case Team for India, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines,

    Affiliation: New ERA, Rudramati Marg, Kalo Pul, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Anna Bauze

    Members listed at end of paper.

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  • Published: August 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001282

About the Authors

Eliana Jimenez Soto, Sonja Firth, Zoe Dettrick
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Sophie La Vincente
Centre for International Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Andrew Clark
Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Alison Morgan, Prarthna Dayal
Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Bernardino M. Aldaba
UPecon Foundation, Inc., UP School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Beena Varghese
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
Laksono Trisnantoro
Centre for Health Service Management, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Yogendra Prasai
New ERA, Rudramati Marg, Kalo Pul, Kathmandu, Nepal

Corresponding Author

Email: e.jimenez@sph.uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: EJS SLV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: EJS SLV AC SF AM ZD PD BA BV LT YP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: EJS SLV AC SF AM ZD PD BA BV LT YP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: EJS SLV AC SF AM ZD PD BA BV LT YP.