About

The Partnership joins the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities into an alliance of more than 725 partner organizations across seven constituencies: academic, research and teaching institutions; adolescents and youth; donors and foundations; health-care professionals associations; multilateral organizations; non-governmental organizations; partner countries; and the private sector. Our mission is to increase the engagement, alignment and accountability of partners, by creating a multi-stakeholder platform that will support the successful implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, enabling partners to achieve more together than any individual partner could do alone.

Our vision

A world in which every woman, child and adolescent in every setting realises their rights to physical and mental health and wellbeing, has social and economic opportunities, and is able to participate fully in shaping prosperous and sustainable societies.

Our mission

To increase the engagement, alignment and accountability of partners, by creating a multi-stakeholder platform that will support the successful implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, enabling partners to achieve more together than any individual Partner could do alone.

Our focus

The Partnership deploys its core functions of Alignment, Analysis, Accountability and Advocacy in full support of the 2030 Survive, Thrive and Transform targets of the Global Strategy. Over the course of our Strategic Plan for 2016-2020, the Partnership will:

  • Accelerate action on the unfinished business of the MDGs, with a focus on equity to sustain efforts in countries that have fallen behind and to address the most marginalised, excluded and high burden populations and settings;
  • Accelerate action and gather the learning and evidence needed to tackle “frontier” and other critical challenges: including stillbirths, fulfilling SRHR needs and rights of all, meeting adolescents’ unique & varied needs, and inspiring action everywhere, in particular in humanitarian and fragile settings; and
  • Build knowledge and experience with inter-sectoral collaboration among Partners and related sectors to address the drivers of ill health and inequity.

The Partnership is fully committed to all of the 2030 targets in the Global Strategy and will focus on driving progress on the targets of direct relevance to the continuum of care across sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health:

  • Reduce global maternal mortality [SDG3.1]
  • Reduce child mortality [SDG3.2]
  • Reduce newborn and infant mortality [SDG3.2]
  • Achieve universal SRHR access and satisfy demand for family planning [SDG3.7/5.6]

To achieve this progress, the Partnership will necessarily strengthen inter-sectoral outreach and collaboration on other Global Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals targets, including but not limited to those that relate to nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and the rights of women and girls.

Structure

The Partnership is governed by a Board, and administered by a Secretariat hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The Partners’ Forum brings together all PMNCH members together every two to three years.