Description/achievement of initiative
The UK is currently re-orienting its aid programme to put women at the heart of its development efforts and is focusing rigorously on results, including a review of all bilateral and multilateral aid programmes to maximise impact on mothers and babies. The UK’s new Business Plan for Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health will set out how the UK aims to increase efforts up to 2015 'to double the number of maternal, newborn and children's lives saved. It is anticipated that UK aid will save the lives of at least 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth, a quarter of a million newborn babies and enable 10 million couples to access modern methods of family planning over the next five years. To achieve this ambitious goal, the UK will double its annual support for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health by 2012, and sustain that level to 2015. The UK will provide an annual average of £740 million (US$1.1 billion) for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health from 2010 to 2015. This means that over this period the UK will spend an additional £2.1bn on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. This commitment adds an additional £1.6bn to the commitment of £490m the UK made for 2010 and 2011 at the Muskoka Summit.
By focusing rigorously on results, including a review of all bilateral and multilateral aid programmes to maximise impact on mothers and babies.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure