Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health


Stakeholder meetings: strategic workplan and its implementation

The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health concluded with 10 recommendations. As a follow up, WHO held a consultation to discuss a draft workplan with partners. This consultation, From recommendations to action: follow up to the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability on Women's and Children's Health, took place on 14-15 July 2011 at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Objectives of the Consultation

  • To discuss and agree upon the draft common workplan "Translating the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability on Women's and Children Health into Action"
  • To identify the ways in which all stakeholders can contribute and work together towards the implementation of the Commission's recommendations, as specified in the workplan, at country and global levels

Objectives of the Workplan

The overall objective is to implement the ten recommendations of the Commission and realize the accountability framework at the country and global levels. The specific objectives are to:

  • Strengthen country mechanisms and practices to enhance accountability for women's and children's health in the 74 countries, listed in the Commission's report, during 2011-2015
  • Enhance global accountability mechanisms and practices

Implementation of the Workplan

On November 21-22, 2011, international stakeholders from developing countries and donor governments, multilateral organizations, civil society and the private sector met in Ottawa, Canada, to discuss taking forward the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. Discussions were guided by the common strategic Workplan. The meeting involved sessions focusing on specific country and global actions to improve monitoring of results and resources for women’s and children’s health in the 75 countries of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. Discussions in the parallel sessions were informed by background papers that provided a situational assessment, in terms of current initiatives and coordination mechanisms, and outlined main activities required in order to meet specific targets and objectives related to the areas being discussed.

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