Promoting health through the life-course

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.

The Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health: Data portal

26 MAY 2017 – The Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy indicator and monitoring framework includes 60 indicators from health and other sectors. 34 indicators are from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 26 from related global monitoring initiatives. From these, 16 key indicators are highlighted to provide a snapshot of progress. The Global Strategy portal provides open access to the latest available data and estimates for the 60 indicators across 194 countries. This involves collaboration across WHO departments, H6 agencies (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank), other UN organizations - including the UN Statistics Division and UNESCO, and global monitoring partnerships, including the Countdown to 2030 and academic institutions.

Country data, universal accountability: Monitoring priorities for the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health

18 SEPTEMBER 2016 | GENEVA/NEW YORK - A new report assesses the worldwide state of readiness to begin monitoring of progress using the Indicator and Monitoring Framework of the Global Strategy. As part of the Unified Accountability Framework and to ensure that monitoring of the Global Strategy is meaningful and actionable, this report highlights the need for early investments in countries’ CRVS and health information systems and local capacity to compile, analyse, disaggregate, communicate and use data, including in humanitarian settings.

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.


Global Strategy Implementation Toolkit

This new toolkit of over 60 resources will support decision makers, health professionals and government officials as they develop and implement investment plans. It was developed by the H6, a partnership composed of UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank Group.

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