Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health

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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.

Tracking commitments to the Global Strategy

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 to the Commission’s independent Expert Review Group (iERG).

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