Globally, the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents are improving faster than at any point in history, even in many of the poorest nations. The transformation is due in great measure to one of the most successful global health initiatives in history: Every Woman Every Child (EWEC). Since its launch by the United Nations in 2010, partners worldwide have made nearly 650 commitments, and more than US$ 45 billion has been disbursed to scale up evidence-based interventions.
In September of 2015, UN Secretary-General and world leaders launched the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030 (Global Strategy) alongside the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) was launched in September 2015. It sets ambitious objectives to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along three axes:
The ambition of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health is to end preventable deaths among all women, children and adolescents, to greatly improve their health and well-being and to bring about the transformative change needed to shape a more prosperous and sustainable future.
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.
In the 2015 Accountability Progress Report, WHO reviews progress on implementation of the 10 recommendations made by the Commission on Information and Accountability (CoIA) on linking investments to results for women’s and children’s health.