Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Third progress report: implementation of CoIA recommendations

June 2014 | GENEVA - The 2014 Progress Report describes the evolution of the accountability work up to May 2014, and marks the end of the first phase of implementation.
It summarizes progress made globally and by countries towards implementing the Commission’s ten recommendations. It also presents lessons emerging from midterm reviews in selected countries.
Accountability and transparency are recognized by countries and donors alike as critical elements for reaching MDGs 4 and 5.

eHealth and innovation in women's and children's health: a baseline review

April 2014 - Improving the health of women and children is a global health imperative, reflected in two of the most compelling Millennium Development Goals which seek specifically to reduce maternal and infant deaths by 2015. This joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based on a 64-country survey, demonstrates - as never before in such detail - the vital role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) and particularly eHealth are playing today in helping achieve those targets. It demonstrates how, every day, eHealth is saving the lives of women, their babies and infants in the some of the most vulnerable populations around the world, in a wide variety of innovative ways.

4th Stakeholder meeting: accountability now and post 2015

14-15 January 2014 | GENEVA - How do RMNCH partners see accountability for women's and children's health today and in the post-2015 era? About 80 key multi-sectoral partners came together in Geneva to discuss global and national challenges and successes in this area. A two-day stakeholder consultation co-chaired by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada focused on progress made towards the Global Strategy and the implementation of the Commission on Information and Accountability’s (COIA) recommendations, recommendations of the independent Expert Review Group’s (iERG) 2013 and a roadmap for the remaining two years of implementation.

Global Investment Framework: strengthening accountability for RMNCH

3 December 2013 - To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report on Investing in Health, The Lancet launches a special issue from the Commission on Investing in Health. Over the past year the Commission in collaboration with PMNCH, WHO and the University of Washington have led a major process with partners to develop the Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Framework is a response to one of the 2012 iERG recommendations.

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  • CAF assessments and roadmaps
    Country assessments and roadmaps for accountability for health. Assessments drafted during accountability workshops, based on the Country Accountability Framework assessment and planning tool, and roadmaps reviewed and validated through a broad consultation with the major stakeholders in-country.

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