- There is new urgency and potential to deliver leadership on the process of global estimation of women’s and children’s health.
- Recent controversies over global estimates highlight fundamental questions about the performance of the “suppliers” of the figures and the needs of the “clients”.
- Stakeholders in the process are now even more diverse, and include country governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, academics, professional associations, and non-governmental organisations, and newer members from global philanthropic organisations and the business community.
- We propose responsible estimation of global health, which is stakeholder-centric, accountable, and transparent, and which has a clear leader.
This paper is part of a PLoS Medicine cluster of articles discussing the current state of global health estimates and debating the way into the future.