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Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Analysing Commitments to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health: The PMNCH 2011 Report

Citation

Kirtley, Shona & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2012). Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Analysing Commitments to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health: The PMNCH 2011 Report. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119(1), 120-122.

Abstract

This report, prepared by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), evaluates current progress in achieving the objectives set out in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. Launched in 2010, the strategy aims to save 16 million lives within the world’s 49 poorest countries by 2015. The content of the report is based on interviews conducted with the 127 stakeholders who made the commitments contained within the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. It provides an overview of the number of committed stakeholders, an estimated value of the financial contributions provided so far, the extent to which policy and service delivery goals have been met, an outline of individual commitments mapped to progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, human resources for health issues and their impact on the progress of the strategy and an assessment of structural and political barriers that are currently hindering achievement. The report identifies four key factors that are impeding progress: funding shortfalls; lack of commitment from stakeholders outwith the healthcare sector; very few commitments from the business community and middle-income countries; lack of innovation, particularly in the field of information and communications technology, which is regarded as vital in strengthening systems that underpin accountability for the health care of women and children.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03235.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Kirtley, Shona
Thorp, John M., Jr.