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What Works Working Group? (February 2003 - December 2004)
The central objective of the What Works Working Group was to document a series of programs in international health that were judged to be successful using a high standard of evidence. The working group closely examined possible international public health "success stories," assessed the quality of evidence about them, identified common factors that contributed to the successes, and documented the cases in a book, Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health, which was later reissued by Jones & Bartlett as a textbook, Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved.
Millions Saved: Proven Success in Global Health details 17 cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded, saving millions of lives and preserving the livelihoods and social fabric of entire communities.