The U.S. will rapidly scale up the most effective high impact interventions and, where possible, integrate across health programs through a common delivery platform. Priorities will vary by country, but will include:
Women’s health, including appropriate integration of information and services to address the needs of women and the role of mothers, such as: early antenatal care and a basic package of preventive antenatal services, including prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT); TB testing and treatment; insecticide-treated bednets and intermittent prophylactic treatment of pregnant women for malaria; voluntary family planning; micronutrient supplementation; HIV testing and counseling; basic and emergency obstetric care; nutritional support; and safe water, sanitation and hygiene interventions;
Information and services for adolescent girls, such as development of adolescent-friendly health services; behavior change messages promoting healthy reproductive behavior and delaying age of marriage; prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy;
Newborn care, including breastfeeding and promotion of appropriate feeding of infants and children; prevention and treatment of neonatal infections; doses of vitamin A (in Asia); and diagnosis of HIV;
Child health, such as supporting routine and expanded immunization that includes pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines; young child feeding promotion; micronutrient supplementation, including vitamin A and zinc; food fortification; community management of acute under-nutrition; linkages to HIV diagnosis and treatment; safe water, sanitation and hygiene interventions; oral rehydration therapy for diarrhea; antibiotic treatment of pneumonia; antimalaria treatment; and treatment for intestinal parasites, worms, and other neglected tropical diseases.
Some examples of delivery approaches that are being scaled up under GHI include: