A review of global accountability mechanisms for women’s and children’s health
Publisher/Organizer: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 28
21 FEBRUARY 2011 | GENEVA - PMNCH has just released a new discussion paper - A review of global accountability mechanisms for women’s and children’s health - as part of its accountability work on the United Nations’ Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and in support of The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. The review concludes that there are significant gaps in accountability mechanisms for monitoring, review and remedy or action, particularly as relates to vital registration and health information systems in countries, and to the activities of the range of non-state stakeholders who made commitments to the Global Strategy - including multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, donors, foundations, healthcare professional associations, academic institutions and the private sector - working in the area of women’s and children’s health. There is an urgent need for monitoring and independent review mechanisms that inform remedial actions for all stakeholders in order to achieve results for women’s and children’s health.