Our work

PMNCH is a platform for knowledge, advocacy and accountability to improve women and children’s health. In essence, the PMNCH enables partners to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually. The Partnership plays a central role in facilitating joint action on many fronts, mainly progress towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, as tracked by the Countdown to 2015 initiative, and through support for the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and Every Woman Every Child.

Within and promoting a human rights approach, The Partnership’s work is based on three key priorities supporting all partners to achieve better outcomes for women and children in high-burden countries:


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Identify and mobilize additional resources for RMNCH through partner engagement and by maintaining visibility of women’s and children’s health issues in policy and development forums. Promote consensus on evidence-based policy development and implementation (including strategic priorities and alignment of resources)


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Promote accountability for resources and results, leading to better information to monitor RMNCH results, as well as better and more systematic tracking of how financial commitments are allocated and disbursed.

PMNCH Progress Reports

The reports provide an annual overview of The Partnership’s activities, highlighting key initiatives and events throughout the year and the Secretariat’s value add to the efforts to promote women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.