Promoting health through the life-course

Launch 26 September 2015 in New York

Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health 2016-2030

The Global Strategy (2016-2030) is a roadmap to achieve right to the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents –to transform the future and ensure every newborn, mother and child not only survives, but thrives. The new Strategy - updated through a process of collaboration with stakeholders led by WHO - builds on the success of the 2010 Strategy and its Every Woman Every Child movement as a platform to accelerate the health-related Millennium Development Goals and puts women, children and adolescents at the heart of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WHO’s work on the Unified Accountability Framework

The 2016 Global Strategy has an Unified Accountability Framework for resources, results and rights at the country, regional and global levels and between different stakeholders and sectors. WHO with Every Woman Every Child, H6 and other partners developed a “Global Strategy Indicator and Monitoring Framework”, aligned with indicators in the SDGs and established global initiatives to minimize reporting burden. WHO and H6 partners will annually update data on the Global Strategy monitoring framework.

Operational Framework for the Global Strategy

The Operational Framework is intended to accompany the Global Strategy 2016 and to serve as a resource for national governments and the wide diversity of stakeholders within countries whose contributions are vital to improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents – including civil society, the private sector and development partners. It offers guidance and options for consideration as countries translate the Global Strategy into national and sub-national strategies and plans, starting with the period 2016-2020.

For Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health

Three new reports highlight accountability as key to success

23/26 SEPTEMBER 2015 / NEW YORK & GENEVA - The Commission on Information and Accountability (CoIA), its independent Expert Review Group (iERG) the PMNCH all released their reports at a special Accountability event in New York. In the 2015 Accountability Progress Report, WHO reviews progress on the implementation of 10 recommendations made in 2011 by the CoIA which link investments to results for women’s and children’s health.