Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

4th report of the independent Expert Review Group

The UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, Every Woman Every Child, was launched in September, 2010 to accelerate progress towards MDGs 4 (child survival) and 5 (maternal and reproductive health). A critical part of this strategy was the creation of an accountability mechanism to ensure that commitments to women’s and children’s health were being delivered on time and with impact. The UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health reported in 2011. One of the Commission’s 10 recommendations was the creation of an independent Expert Review Group (iERG) to report regularly to the UN Secretary-General on the results and resources related to the Global Strategy, and on progress in implementing the Commission’s recommendations.

Launch of the 4th iERG report: Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent: Achievements and Prospects

This is the fourth and final report of the iERG.

The report reviews annual and four-year progress towards MDG 4 and 5, delivery of commitments made to the UN SG’s Global Strategy, COIA goals and the Commission on Life-Saving Commodities. This final review is supported by 75 Country Profiles which benchmark progress at the end of the MDG era. The report also includes a section on Donor Profiles which represent a snapshot picture of a donor’s financial and policy commitments to women’s and children’s health.

The iERG puts forth three new recommendations that would set important preconditions for successes in global health during the SDG era.

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