Launched in September 2010 by the UN Secretary-General, the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health has contributed to significant progress worldwide for women’s and children’s survival and health. The Every Woman Every Child movement that grew out of the Global Strategy mobilized actors from all sectors to work towards shared goals.
An updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health builds on new evidence, including the need to focus on critical population groups such as newborns, adolescents and those living in fragile and conflict settings, build the resilience of health systems, improve the quality of health services and equity in their coverage, and work with health-enhancing sectors on issues such as women’s empowerment, education, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. It also aligns with the targets and indicators developed for the Sustainable Development Goals framework and outline opportunities for means of implementation, including innovative financing and the Global Financing Facility.
A public commentary period is now open to collect and collate feedback on the draft of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health. The public commentary period will close on 5 June 2015. To take the survey click here.
A second Synthesis Report, incorporating feedback from this consultation round will be published by 15 June. Learn more about consultation process.
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