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.

The PMNCH Task Team on Financing for reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) was formed to provide strategic advice to the PMNCH Board on financing options for RMNCH in order to advance the agenda in support of effective and efficient global and national financing for RMNCH.

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Responding to the need to facilitate the mobilization and channelling of financing and the rapid scale-up of interventions for women's and children's health, In 2011, PMNCH commissioned a review of options to strengthen global financing channels for RMNCH: Strengthening the Global Financing Architecture for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Further discussions will be led by a new PMNCH task team on RMNCH financing. .

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The PMNCH costing tools website was developed to facilitate access to costing tools to inform the development of national health plans and a technical review of 13 costing tools relevant to the health MDGs. Visitors to the site can access each tool and their focal points, and can also learn more about their scope and features. The website also includes an online guide to help planners select an appropriate costing and resource planning tool for estimating the costs of specific health actions to inform your planning, programming and budgeting processes. Coordinated by PMNCH with NORAD, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, World Bank, USAID through the BASICS and Health Systems 20/20 Projects.

Related information and publications

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