What works and why? Success Factors for collaborating across sectors for improved women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health


Call for proposals

Inspirational Collaborations | Transformative Ideas | Maximum Impact
for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

Woman selling tomatoes in a market.
Photoshare/Jessica Alderman

Are you part of an inspirational collaboration across sectors and that has resulted in solutions and achieved success for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health?

PMNCH has launched a global call for proposals to find out what countries are experiencing as they collaborate across sectors? What innovative practices are emerging which enable this collaboration? What are the impacts? What can we learn? We seek proposals to develop case studies from low-, middle-, and high-income countries that will provide inspiration, insight, and ideas into what worked and why, as well as the challenges addressed, in collaborating across sectors. To be eligible the collaboration must also address at least one of the six EWEC priority themes:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Adolescent Health and Well-Being
  • Quality, Equity and Dignity in Services
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Empowerment of Women, Girls and Communities
  • Be undertaken in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings with women, children and/or adolescents as a target population

Twelve inspiring examples of collaborations across sectors designed to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health will be selected for development as a case study. They will also be included as a special issue of a leading global health journal, and launched at the 2018 Partners’ Forum, an important advocacy moment in the EWEC calendar. The case studies will be widely profiled, promoted and disseminated through traditional and digital media channels.

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The deadline for proposals to be submitted has been extended to 21 January 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Questions? Contact: successfactors@who.int