Summary of Outreach Efforts
To draft and review the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, a highly collaborative consultation process was conducted. The Global Strategy was developed under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General with the support and facilitation of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
The review process was extensive. The Global Strategy was discussed at the World Health Assembly, the UN General Assembly, the ECOSOC High-Level Segment, the G8 and G20 Summits, the Women Deliver conference, the Pacific Health Summit, the UN Global Compact Meeting and the African Union Summit, the Jakarta Special Ministerial Meeting on Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific. At these and other meetings (see list below), countries and organizations attended review sessions on drafts of the Global Strategy and provided input directly that was included as appropriate into the document. A summary of feedback from the Women Deliver conference and the World Health Assembly meetings is provided on the PMNCH website.
|Sept. 20-22||Millennium Development Goals Summit||New York|
|Sept. 1||Let’s Show we Mean Business||London|
|August 3-4||Special Ministerial Meeting for MDGs Review in Asia and the Pacific||Djakarta|
|July 19-27||15th African Union Summit: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Development in Africa||Kampala|
|July 19-21||Parliaments in a World of Crisis||Geneva|
|July 21||Breakfast Panel: The UN Secretary-General’s Joint Plan of Action for Women’s and Children’s Health, Investing in our Common Future||Vienna|
|July 19||UNAIDS / Family Care / UNFPA / UN Foundation / PMNCH Press briefing||Vienna|
|July 16-17||Women Speakers Take Action on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health||Bern|
|July 7||WHO Lunch time Seminar||Geneva|
|June 24||Innovation for the Joint Action Plan – The Maternal and Newborn mHealth Initiative||London|
|June 15||Innovation, Partnerships, and the Next Chapter in Women and Children’s Health||Washington DC|
|June 9||Human Rights Council Consultative Lunch||Geneva|
|June 7||Women Deliver Plenary||Washington DC|
|June 7||Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health at Women Deliver||Washington DC|
|May 20||Civil Society Consultation – Investing in our Common Future||Geneva|
|April 14||Launch||New York|
In all, over 170 stakeholders provided feedback, including governments; international organizations; business community; academic, research and teaching institutions; foundations; health professional organizations; and NGOs. We thank all contributors for the thoughtful input and support provided on the Global Strategy. Through your input, the document has become one that reflects the best intentions of countries and their partners to make a difference in the health of women and children.