PMNCH What we do
Strategic Objective (SO) 3: Promote accountability for results
This objective will make availabile better information to monitor results for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and better and more systematic tracking of actual allocation of resource commitments for women’s and children’s health.
Promoting the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA)
Building on work that will have been undertaken in 2011, the Partnership will use its multi-stakeholder Partner network to ensure that the recommendations of the COIA are carried forward in key areas such as: ensuring that the 11 agreed indicators are promoted, either through a reworded RMNCH Consensus or similar action; and support for monitoring of commitments made to the Global Strategy by all Partners.
PMNCH 2011 Report on Commitments to the Global Strategy
The PMNCH 2011 Report supports the implementation of the COIA recommendations. As stated in the Commission’s final report: “exercises like the report on tracking commitments related to the Global Strategy that is currently being undertaken by The Partnership on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health should provide useful and easily accessible baseline data on the financial, policy and programme commitments that were announced in September 2010.
Accountability-key element of human rights
Every country in the world is now party to at least one human rights treaty that addresses health-related rights. This includes the right to health, as well as other rights that relate to conditions necessary for women’s and children’s health.
The Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival
The Countdown to 2015 has been tracking progress of countries towards the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5 since 2005, focused on 68 priority countries which represent 97% of all global maternal and child deaths. As of 2012, 74 countries will be counted. The Countdown measures coverage of basic health services proven to reduce maternal and child mortality and assesses domestic and donor resources, the strength of health systems, the status of policies related to maternal, newborn and child health and how equitably health services are distributed. Through its regular Report and Conference, the Countdown also works to create accountability amongst governments and development partners and identifies knowledge gaps and proposes new actions to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. The Secretariat of the Countdown to 2015 Initiative is supported by the PMNCH Secretariat in Geneva.