Success Factors case studies from 12 countries announced

11 APRIL 2018 | New Delhi, India

Dr Michelle Bachelet, incoming Board Chair of PMNCH and Indian Minister of Health, JP Nadda
Dr Michelle Bachelet, incoming Board Chair of PMNCH and Indian Minister of Health, JP Nadda
PMNCH

At a high-level panel discussion to formally announce the 2018 Partners’ Forum, the 12 country case studies on Success Factors for collaborating across sectors were unveiled to both a national and global audience. Former President of Chile and incoming PMNCH Board Chair Dr Michelle Bachelet highlighted that the 12 case studies were selected from over 300 proposals from around the world, reinforcing the immense interest and commitment to working across sectors.

“We need cooperation and collaboration at policy, programme and implementation levels, with all stakeholders”

Shri JP Nadda
Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

These 12 case studies – as well as many other stories from countries –will offer inspiring examples of accelerating the pace of change for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health at all life stages through multistakeholder partnerships. Two case studies were selected across each of the six Every Woman Every Child priority themes: Early Childhood Development; Adolescent Health and Well-Being; Quality, Equity and Dignity in Services; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Empowerment of Women, Girls and Communities; and Humanitarian and Fragile Settings. There are case studies from every region of the world and from countries with vastly different income levels and contexts, highlighting the universal nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the 12 case studies is “Crece Chile Contigo” (Chile grows with you), a universal platform, spearheaded by Dr Bachelet during her Presidency. During the panel discussion, Dr Bachelet highlighted the important national reach of the programme in its support for the development of children under-five, and which brings together education, health, social and community services to help the children and their families.

Another of the 12 case studies is the “Intensified Mission Indradhanush” from India, an unprecedented collaboration between India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and 11 other ministries to increase immunization coverage among children and pregnant women to 90% by 2020. Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda reaffirmed India’s commitment – through this and other programmes – to working across sectors. “We need cooperation and collaboration at policy, programme and implementation levels, with all stakeholders,” he said. “We are undertaking a strategy that includes synergy, convergence of ministries and joint programme implementation.”

Shri JP Nadda, Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare
Shri JP Nadda, Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare
PMNCH

The other case studies announced are from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Sierra Leone, South Africa the USA. All 12 case studies will be published in a special issue of The BMJ to be launched at the Partners’ Forum, taking place from 12-13 December 2018 in New Delhi, India.