Health and the next global development agenda

Placing healthy women, children and adolescents at the heart of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Indicator Framework

Below is the PMNCH Post 2015 Indicator Statement, produced under the guidance of a forty member Post 2015 working group, and aimed at streamlining advocacy for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health indicators for inclusion in the Post 2015 framework. To endorse the Statement, please send a reply to pmnch@who.int, indicating that your organization would like to endorse the documents by 30 July 2015. A list of endorsing organizations will be added to the communiqué as an annex.


17 July 2015 - The Third International Financing for Development Conference closed with an agreement on the economic framework to support the sustainable development agenda. While discussions on taxes overshadowed most issues during the global conference the adoption of the 'social compact' promotes the right of all to access essential social public services as free healthcare and education.

The outcome document of the Addis conference also welcomed the Global Financing Facility launched on 13 July which announced that $12 billion in domestic and international, private and public funding has already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

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