New website: Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

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6 FEBRUARY 2012 | GENEVA - WHO and partners are launching a new web site on results, resources and oversight related to women's and children's health. The site will track progress on the implementation of the recommendations of the Accountability Commission and inform the international community about the work of its independent Expert Review Group (iERG). The website will also serve as a global database for the accountability issues related to women's and children's health.

In the launch, iERG Co-Chair and The Lancet Editor, Richard Horton, issued a “Call for Evidence” on good practice and obstacles for achieving accountability related to progress on the implementation of the UN Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

Dr Horton explains that the iERG is collecting information to complement their review and analysis of the progress on the UN Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health and the implementation of the Accountability Commission's recommendations and asks that documentation for good practice and obstacles for achieving accountability in women’s and children’s health be sent to the iERG Secretariat at ierg_secretariat@who.int.

In September 2011, the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) was established upon the Accountability Commission’s recommendation with a global oversight. The iERG will report to the UN Secretary-General on an annual basis.

Link to more information on the post-Commission work and the activities of the independent Expert Review Group on the new website: Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

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