2012-15 PMNCH Strategic Framework
And accompanying "Workplan and Budget" documents
Progress, challenges opportunities & risks
Progress and the challenges ahead
As the current Strategy and Workplan 2009 to 2011 comes to a close, the Partnership, through its Partners and the global health community at large, can claim to have achieved much for women’s and children’s health. But much more still remains to be done. The last decade has seen insufﬁcient progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly with regard to the health goals. MDG 4 (reduce the mortality rate among children under-ﬁve years, by two thirds) and MDG 5 (reduce maternal mortality ratio by three quarters) are two of the MDGs furthest from being achieved. Slow progress towards the MDGs, or a lack of progress, is seen particularly in countries where the burden of ill-health and poverty is greatest. The most vulnerable populations and communities in these countries are the worst hit.