Second progress report on implementation of the Commission's recommendations
Translating recommendations into action:
July 2012 – May 2013
It has been almost three years since September 2010 when the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health – aiming to save 16 million lives by 2015 in the 75 countries where more than 95% of all maternal and child deaths take place. The Global Strategy called for a process to determine the best arrangements for global reporting, oversight and accountability for women’s and children’s health (Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5). This led to the formation of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health (CoIA), convened by President Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania and Prime Minister Harper of Canada. In May 2011, the CoIA published its 10 recommendations to strengthen accountability for women’s and children’s health. This report is the second progress update on the implementation of the 10 recommendations.
There is no doubt that momentum has been created and progress achieved towards the CoIA recommendations. The majority of the targets are on track; however, more rapid progress is needed against several recommendations, including: 2) Health Indicators; 3) eHealth and Innovation; 5) Country Compacts; 6) Reaching Women and Children; 7) National Oversight; and 8) Transparency.