Why Accountability Matters in the Age of UHC

18 March 2019

Accountability is widely recognized within the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement as a key pillar for achieving the goals outlined in the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. However, it continues to be applied in different ways both within the EWEC community and across the many global health initiatives that are being implemented to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Efforts to advance universal health coverage (UHC) and other global health agendas, such as non-communicable diseases, are now considering separate accountability mechanisms. In a new comment in the Lancet, IAP Members present lessons gleaned from the IAP’s three years of work that are relevant to understanding what accountability means and why it matters for the Global Strategy, SDGs and UHC.
Read IAP’s Lancet Comment: link