PMNCH Partners' Forum: From Pledges to Action

13-14 NOVEMBER 2010 | New Delhi, India


Delhi Declaration 2010

Outcome document from the PMNCH Partners' Forum

We the partners of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health:

  • Welcome the commitments and outcomes that world leaders agreed to in the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health launched at the MDG Summit in September 2010; and encourage further commitments to funding fully costed national plans for achieving MDGs 4 and 5.
  • Shall work with governments and other key stakeholders to transform into action the pledges made in the Global Strategy.
  • Will act on the emerging consensus on priority, evidence-based interventions, and ensure these are articulated in the form of national plans and implemented equitably at scale through the continuum of care, in order to achieve the agreed results for women's, newborns’ and children's health.
  • Agree to shared principles for advocacy, action and accountability:
    • A core set of indicators, integrated into country monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, so all partners are accountable for the commitments and results agreed to in the Global Strategy.
    • A multi-stakeholder process to ensure inclusiveness and participation, including the most vulnerable and marginalized.
    • Harmonization of existing efforts to ensure that there is complementarity between partners’ work.
    • Regular progress reports to the World Health Assembly and UN General Assembly.
  • Shall collaborate with WHO to speedily implement the role it was tasked with in the Global Strategy, to: "chair a process to determine the most effective international institutional arrangements for global reporting, oversight and accountability on women's and children's health".
  • Affirm the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is an active participant to track commitments and results and thus ensure mutual accountability.
  • Agree to regularly monitor and report on progress, and meet again in 2015, in Delhi, to evaluate the achievement of our shared global commitments to women's, newborns’ and children's health, development and human rights.
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