PMNCH Vision and Mission
The Partnership’s value proposition arises from its being the only platform that brings together all of the many Partners in the global health community focused on improving the health of women and children and promoting the Continuum of Care.
The Partnership’s activities are guided by its Vision and Mission:
As defined by the PMNCH Strategic Framework 2012-2015, the PMNCH Vision envisions "the achievement of the MDGs, with women and children enabled to realize their right to the highest attainable standard of health in the years to 2015 and beyond."
The PMNCH Strategic Framework 2012-2015 defines the PMNCH Mission as: "Supporting Partners to align their strategic directions and catalyse collective action to achieve universal access to comprehensive, high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care."
Partnership Strategic Objectives (SO)
The Partnership’s work will be focused through three Strategic Objectives (SOs), which reflect the Partnership’s value proposition and provide the framework for developing individual outputs and activities:
- SO 1: Broker knowledge and innovation for action, leading to increased access to, and use of, knowledge and innovations to enhance policy, service delivery and fi nancing mechanisms.
- SO 2: Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement, leading to additional resource commitments for RMNCH, visibility of women’s and children’s health issues in relevant forums, and consensus on evidence-based policy development and implementation.
- SO 3: Promote accountability for resources and results, leading to better information to monitor RMNCH results, as well as better and more systematic tracking of how resource commitments are actually allocated.
Partnership Operational Principles
In achieving these objectives, the Partnership will structure its activities around four operational principles:
- Being partner-centric, by supporting Partners to deliver the Partnership’s objectives, without replacing or replicating Partners’ work or their internal governance / accountability processes.
- Focusing on convening (i.e. providing a platform for Partners to discuss and agree on ways to align their existing and new activities) and brokering (i.e. actively brokering knowledge, innovations, collaborations, etc. among the Partners).
- Being driven by country demand and regional priorities.
- Promoting the Continuum of Care approach to improve women’s and children’s health.
The success of the Partnership will be measured in its ability to achieve the identified outcomes for each of its three Strategic Objectives and ultimately by supporting the Partners to deliver their respective mandates, and achieve better RMNCH outcomes in high-burden countries than would otherwise have been possible.
Conceptual and Institutional Framework (CI&F)
The Partnership works within internationally-agreed frameworks, including the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action, the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) Platform for Action, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the United Nations Special Session on Children, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Partnership approved its Conceptual and Institutional Framework and Guiding Principles in December 2005.