This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) pledges to be an effective catalyst for transforming into action the commitments made to advance the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health
Description/achievement of initiative
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) pledges to be an effective catalyst for transforming into action the commitments made to advance the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health.
To achieve the goal, PMNCH's 400+ members commit to enable its seven constituency groups (government, donor/foundation, UN/multilateral, private sector, NGO, health care professional association, and academic and research training) to: (a) uphold shared principles for advocacy, action and accountability, including a core set of indicators integrated into country monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, so all partners are mutually accountable for the commitments and results agreed to in the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health; (b) broker multi-stakeholder processes to ensure inclusiveness and participation, and harmonization of existing efforts to ensure complementarity between partners' work; (c) play a central role in the operational workplan of the Every Woman Every Child effort, including specific responsibilities for advocacy aligned with Global Strategy goals, mobilizing new commitments and promoting implementation of existing commitments; (d) play a key role in the workplan of the Commission for Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, including working closely with the independent Expert Review Group. PMNCH will advocate for key findings and recommendations of the Commission and contribute to the accountability process through the publication of the 2011 PMNCH report on Global Strategy commitments; and (e) monitor and report regularly on progress towards this commitment.