Strategy and Workplan 2009-2011

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Publication date: May 2009
Language: English
Number of pages: 46

MAY 2009 - The Partnership Board approved a new strategy and workplan for 2009 - 2011 based on a "partner-driven" approach to collaboration. The document outlines a renewed mission and goal for The Partnership and key areas of action to enable all partners to better cooperate in working towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.

What are the Partnership's key objectives in 2009-2011?

With only six years left until 2015, it is evident that enormous scaling up will be required in MNCH services in countries. While acknowledging progress being achieved by many partners and countries in different areas, the Partnership community strives to focus on the following key objectives in 2009-2011:

  • Build consensus on, and promote, evidence-based high-impact interventions and means to deliver them through harmonization;
  • Contribute to raising US$ 30 billion (for 2009-2015) to improve maternal, newborn and child health through advocacy; and
  • Track partners' commitments and measurement of progress for accountability.
What is a "partner-centric model"?

The Partnership's mission is to support the global health community to work successfully towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5. The mission will be best achieved by enhancing partners’ interactions and using their comparative advantages to contribute to this common goal. This "partner-centric" approach has become the key theme of the Partnership's strategy and work plan for 2009-2011. Using this approach, lead partners are expected to drive key initiatives in six priority areas with the Secretariat providing an effective platform for collaboration, facilitation and knowledge exchange.

What are the Priority Action areas?

In order to best support global action for MDGs 4 and 5 and streamline contributions by its broad membership, the Partnership identified six Priority Action areas where the Partnership and its members are focussing in 2009-2011. These are:

  • MNCH knowledge management system
  • MNCH core package of interventions
  • Essential MNCH commodities
  • Strengthening human resources for MNCH
  • Advocacy for increased funding and better positioning of MNCH in the development agenda and
  • Tracking progress and commitment towards MDGs 4 and 5

Full descriptions of activities for each Priority Action area can be found in the Strategy and Workplan document.

How can all members and partners contribute?

Lead partners and their focal points, as well as contributing partner organizations, have been identified in each of the six Priority Action areas. Members wishing to contribute may contact focal points; names are provided in the strategy document.