Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health: Tracking commitments
Funding for women’s and children’s health is not a cost, it is an investment. To reach the necessary funding levels, countries – rich and poor alike – will need to increase substantially their current financial commitments. So too will other stakeholders. The financial plan to raise funds is summarized in the table below. This plan identifies that at least US$15 billion in additional annual contributions, from a range of funding partners, is urgently required. Ongoing efforts will ensure that funding for subsequent years is increased.
Commitments sought for the Global Strategy will respond to the critical need for increased attention to women's and children’s health which has been articulated by developing countries. The Strategy will recognize the diversity of different country situations and will support an approach where women and children are at the centre of efforts to improve the health of families and communities. The global Consensus for Maternal, Newborn dand Child Health will be made operational through strong commitments within national health plans and through the international health financing and programming architecture. A systematic approach will be developed to track progress and to hold all stakeholders accountable for delivery on policy, outcome and financing commitments at the global level.
Commitment from the following constituencies will be tracked:
- Civil society organizations
- Multi-lateral organizations
- Health care professionals
- Academic institutions
- Private sector