Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health
The Partnership plays a central role in facilitating joint action through support for the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and the Every Woman Every Child movement led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, the Global Strategy calls on all stakeholders to work together to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. Under the auspices of the Global Strategy, the Every Woman Every Child effort was created to spur commitments to policies and programs that address major health issues facing women and children. The Partnership estimates that the Global Strategy has leveraged about US$20 billion in new and additional money to women’s and children’s health.
In 2011, the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health (CoIA) was formed to strengthen global reporting, oversight and accountability for women’s and children’s health. As a platform for joint action, The Partnership issues annual reports on progress of commitments from more than 250 stakeholders.
PMNCH and health financing for RMNCH
The way in which a country's health system is financed has enormous implications for women's and children's health outcomes, for the micro- and macro-level financial consequences of health care, and for the potential returns that can be realized on investment. A well-functioning health financing system will raise the required funds to enable provision of adequate RMNCH care - "more money for health" - and ensure efficient and equitable use of these resources - "more health for the money". PMNCH is active with partners to make the investment cases for women's and children's health and well-financed health systems, including the production of regional investment cases for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.