Essential interventions

Outcome 2: Increased and improved coverage and implementation of essential interventions for women’s and children’s health (in priority countries).

The Partnership will support increased and improved coverage and implementation of essential interventions for women’s and children’s health (in priority countries) by promoting implementation of essential interventions using a multi-stakeholder approach;

Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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In December 2011, PMNCH with partners the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Aga Khan University, released a new global consensus agreeing the key evidence-based interventions that will sharply reduce the 358,000 women who still die each year during pregnancy and childbirth and the 7.6 million children who die before the age of 5. The massive, three-year global study - The study, Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health –was designed to facilitate decision-making in low- and middle-income countries about how to allocate limited resources for maximum impact on the health of women and children. Link on your right to download the study in English, French and Spanish.

Manila Declaration highlights regional ambitions for women's and children's health

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In Manila, in November 2012, Ministers and senior officials from nearly 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region gathered to discuss mutual strategies and principles in accelerating progress for women's and children's health in the region. The attendees signed the Manila Declaration Accelerating progress for women's and children's health in Asia and the Pacific.

PMNCH continuing work on essential interventions

The Partnership:

  • Supports assessing implementation needs in selected countries using a multi-stakeholder approach: and
  • Contributes to promoting implementation through multi-stakeholder action to address identified needs.