Equitable strategies to save lives
The EQUitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) is a platform designed to help governments and the global health community improve equity in maternal, newborn and child health.
EQUIST is a medium-term strategic planning, modelling and monitoring platform that serves to improve child and maternal health as well as nutrition equity in developing and middle-income countries. The tool, designed by UNICEF and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, builds on previously-existing platforms including the Lives Saved Tool (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and the Marginal Budgeting for Bottleneck tool (a cost estimator used by the World Bank), and on globally available data including MICS and DHS. EQUIST helps design strategies that will lead to stronger, more resilient health systems. Applied at sub- national or national levels, it can serve as a solid background or follow-up analysis to support the WHO’s OneHealth software, primarily intended to inform sector- wide national strategic health plans and policies.
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