11 health innovations that could save 6 million lives by 2030

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A year ago, the United Nations set two ambitious public health goals: to reduce the global maternity mortality rate to just 0.0007%, and to end all preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years old by 2030.

Those aspirations are now part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals , and experts believe they can be achieved - if the necessary devices, drugs and services can be developed and distributed.

PATH , an international nonprofit organization that promotes health equity and solutions, has selected 11 innovations that the organization believes could ensure the UN hits the necessary milestones.

"Innovation doesn't always mean a new widget," Amie Batson, chief strategy officer and vice president of strategy and learning at PATH, tells Business Insider. "Innovations are things that change the affordability, accessibility and/or effectiveness of practices or tools used for health treatment, prevention and care."

The organization mathematically modeled the impact of each of the chosen 11 innovations. If all of them are scaled and implemented according to PATH's timeline, the nonprofit's calculations suggest 6 million lives could be saved between now and 2030.

Here's how we can get there.

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