Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

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.

The iERG welcomes a new member: Sejal Hathi, 22 years old

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Sejal Hathi speaking at TEDWomen, Washington, DC, 2010

15 November 2013 | GENEVA - Take adolescents seriously! This is one of the six key recommendations that the iERG put forward in the recently released 2013 report – Every Woman, Every Child: Strengthening Equity and Dignity through Health.
In response to this recommendation, WHO initiated a Call for submission of nomination of a young person to join the iERG for the next biennium.

The Selection Committee reviewed 49 applications of extraordinary young female and male candidates and reached an unanimous decision to appoint Ms Sejal Hathi as a new ninth member of the iERG.
Very warm welcome, Sejal!

Women Deliver 2013: RMNCH and accountability

28-30 May 2013 - WHO had a busy schedule at the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to pre-conference activities courses and technical exchanges, WHO chaired and participated on panels in numerous sessions and symposia. Sessions of particular interest included launches of new reports:

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Country Accountability Framework (CAF)

  • 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.

News and Events

Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health

19 November 2013 - A new investment framework estimates that on average, across 74 high-burden countries, just $5 per person per year through 2035 could yield up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits.

H4+: progress report 2013

The report includes an assessment of the support the H4+ partnership has provided to countries in reaching their reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) goals.

WHO Bulletin special issue focuses on women’s health, with a focus on the life-course approach needed to address critical needs of women after their reproductive years.

Volume 91, Number 9, September 2013, 621-715

Ending preventable maternal deaths: the time is now – Editorial in The Lancet

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