2012-15 PMNCH Strategic Framework

And accompanying "Workplan and Budget" documents

Progress, challenges opportunities & risks

Strategic Framework Cover

Progress and the challenges ahead

As the current Strategy and Workplan 2009 to 2011 comes to a close, the Partnership, through its Partners and the global health community at large, can claim to have achieved much for women’s and children’s health. But much more still remains to be done. The last decade has seen insufficient progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly with regard to the health goals. MDG 4 (reduce the mortality rate among children under-five years, by two thirds) and MDG 5 (reduce maternal mortality ratio by three quarters) are two of the MDGs furthest from being achieved. Slow progress towards the MDGs, or a lack of progress, is seen particularly in countries where the burden of ill-health and poverty is greatest. The most vulnerable populations and communities in these countries are the worst hit.