Sexual and reproductive health

Accelerating progress towards the attainment of international reproductive health goals: a framework for implementing the WHO Global Reproductive Health Strategy

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

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Publication details

Number of pages: 24
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/06.3


This document provides a framework for implementing the WHO reproductive health strategy, focusing on the following action areas : strengthening health systems capacity; improving information for priority-setting; mobilizing political will; creating supportive legislative and regulatory frameworks; and strengthening monitoring, evaluation and accountability.

For each of the key action areas, detailed actions are suggested for implementation at policy and programme levels. These are followed by the role WHO (with its partners) can play in supporting countries in that action area. A range of health-care and health-status indicators relating to the five core elements of sexual and reproductive health are also provided to facilitate monitoring and evaluation of progress.