PMNCH Progress Report 2011

Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Publication date: May 2012
Number of pages: 32
Language: En

Executive Summary

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is committed to achieving universal access to high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) care and services. The major emphasis in recent years has been on accelerating efforts towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals – in particular MDGs 4 and 5, which refer specifically to reproductive, maternal and child health and which are not currently on-track for successful implementation.

Since its launch in 2005, the Partnership has played a leading role in raising the profile of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) among global and national health advocates, donors and policy-makers at all levels. In 2010, it played a vital role in drafting the UN’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. It continued these strong efforts in 2011, working towards ambitious goals and targets and meeting them in most areas.

The year’s activities were driven by the 2011 Workplan. This was based in turn on the PMNCH 2009–2011 Strategy, which identified six Priority Actions (PAs):

  • PA 1: Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) knowledge management system
  • PA 2: MNCH core package of interventions
  • PA 3: Securing essential MNCH commodities
  • PA 4: Strengthening human resources in MNCH
  • PA 5: Advocacy for increased funding and better positioning of MNCH in the development agenda
  • PA 6: Tracking progress and commitment for MNCH

The 2011 Workplan identified 20 outputs related to the six priorities.