Second progress report on implementation of the Commission's recommendations
Translating recommendations into action:
July 2012 – May 2013
In its report in 2012, the iERG made six recommendations of its own, two of which are related to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and the global architecture.
The first iERG recommendation from 2012 was to strengthen global oversight. There has been significant global-level progress to implement this recommendation, namely work towards the development of an investment framework for women’s and children’s health, global governance mechanisms and greater attention to human rights.
The second iERG recommendation was to strengthen global governance. This is being implemented through the newly established Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Steering Committee, which brings together high-level decision-makers from different initiatives under the Every Woman Every Child banner in order to align the international RMNCH response. Efforts are needed to bring in other partners under one governance structure that is underpinned by one accountability framework.
As identified by the iERG, more is also needed to maximize the combined country-level impact of the Commission on Life-Saving Commodities, the Global Vaccine Action Plan and Family Planning 2020, and to link all of these efforts.
Countdown to 2015 recently published its second global report on the trends in the 11 health indicators recommended by the CoIA. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is due to publish its 2013 report: Analysing Progress on Commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.