Our work

PMNCH is a platform for knowledge, advocacy and accountability to improve women and children’s health. In essence, the PMNCH enables partners to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually. The Partnership plays a central role in facilitating joint action on many fronts, mainly progress towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, as tracked by the Countdown to 2015 initiative, and through support for the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and Every Woman Every Child.

Within and promoting a human rights approach, The Partnership’s work is based on three key priorities supporting all partners to achieve better outcomes for women and children in high-burden countries:


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Increase access to and use of knowledge and innovations to enhance policy, service delivery and financing mechanisms, addressing key constraints to universal access to high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care in high-burden countries.


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Identify and mobilize additional resources for RMNCH through partner engagement and by maintaining visibility of women’s and children’s health issues in policy and development forums. Promote consensus on evidence-based policy development and implementation (including strategic priorities and alignment of resources)


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Promote accountability for resources and results, leading to better information to monitor RMNCH results, as well as better and more systematic tracking of how financial commitments are allocated and disbursed.

2013 Outcomes for women’s and children’s health

1: Highest possible political commitment achieved and maintained in the years to 2015 and beyond;

2: Increased and improved coverage and implementation of essential interventions (in priority countries);

3: Information synthesized and disseminated to guide/ track investments and promote accountability on progress,

4: Strengthened partner engagement and alignment nationally, regionally, globally.