2014 Partners' Forum

30 JUNE - 1 JULY | Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Session 4C: Mobilization of resources to RMNCH investments for reaching 2035 targets

Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director, WHO opened this session by highlighting the work of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health – Global Health 2035. Dr Temmerman presented possible ways in which the emerging post-2015 goals could be used as a mechanism to increase funding for areas identified in the Global Investment Framework as critical for improving the health of women and children.

The session continued with a presentation from Dr. Marco Vinicio Arevalo Veras, Vice Minister of Hospitals, Guatemala that showcased in country examples on how budget processes are set up and used for accountability.

Next Jane Edmondson, Head of the Human Development Department, DFID commented on the elements of resource mobilisation – who makes the case, to whom, and how – and how we need to evolve from the traditional approach (of cases put together by international community, academics etc. case made to donors to fill a ‘resource gap’), to more country based approaches. She then mentioned what DFID is already doing on this around tax revenue, budget planning, RBF approaches including HRITF, capacity development for priority setting and strategic purchasing.

Dr. Allan Pamba, VP, Pharmaceuticals, East Africa and Government Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline commented on how the private sector can play a role in both service delivery and also in helping to mobilize financial and other resources to assist governments in prioritizing and delivering RMNCH interventions at the country level.

The final intervention came from Pascal Bijleveld, Senior Executive Manager, RMNCH Strategy and Coordination Team, who spoke on the progress, successes and challenges of trying to better align programs and resources from multiple funding streams towards country priorities and gaps in national RMNCH-related plans (i.e. the ‘RMNCH Country Engagement process’).

  1. About the 2014 Partners’ Forum
  2. The 2014 Partners’ Forum begins: Now it is in our hands
  3. Plenary 1: Healthy women and children at the centre of development
  4. Session 1A: “Fast-track” countries share stories of success
  5. Session 1B: Building a Future Where Children Survive and Thrive
  6. Session 1C: Delivering Immunisation Together: Hitting the MDGs and health goals beyond 2015
  7. Session 1D: Every Mother, Every Newborn: Ensuring Quality of Care at Birth
  8. Plenary 2: Health: A model of Accountability for Post-2015
  9. Session 2A: Better data for better policy making, programming and accountability
  10. Session 2B: The Every Woman Every Child health model of accountability in the post 2015 era
  11. Session 2C: Accountability for RMNCH: The African perspective and prospects
  12. Session 2D: Countdown to 2015: Fulfilling the health agenda for women and children
  13. Session 2E: Addressing the Nutrition needs in a Post-2015 Agenda
  14. Plenary 3: Equity – leave no one behind
  15. Session 3A: Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality
  16. Session 3B: Bridging the Digital Divide: Making Mobile and ICTs a Reality for All
  17. Session 3C: Integrating services for HIV/AIDS and RMNCH to promote equitable access to quality care for women and children
  18. Session 3D: Universal Health Coverage and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Common Goals, Shared Challenges
  19. Session 3E: Equitable access to quality midwifery
  20. Plenary 4: Leveraging Investments for Health and Sustainable Development
  21. Session 4A: Scaling-up Innovations: New ways of dealing with unfinished business
  22. Session 4B: Investing in Adolescent and Youth as Agents of Change
  23. Session 4C: Mobilization of resources to RMNCH investments for reaching 2035 targets
  24. Session 4E: Getting It Right: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Family Planning in the Post-2015 Agenda
  25. Plenary 5: Our Common Vision – Delivering health and development for women and children beyond 2015
  26. Youth engagement at the 2014 Partners' Forum
  27. Private sector leaders reflect on post-2015 priorities and commitments to newborns
  28. World leaders: Women and children must be central to new 2030 global poverty goals