18 August 2014 | GENEVA - Today marks the 500 day milestone to the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDGs 4 and 5, aimed at reducing child and maternal deaths and improving maternal health, are lagging behind. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said, “We should judge the progress in humanity and the progress of any society or country by the way they treat their women and children. They have been lagging behind in the last 20 to 30 years of development. We should give them special attention.” Jason Gale of Bloomberg News speaks with Dr Margaret Chan and
Dr Flavia Bustreo about the need to further accelerate progress.
June 2014 | GENEVA - The 2014 Progress Report describes the evolution of the accountability work up to May 2014, and marks the end of the first phase of implementation.
It summarizes progress made globally and by countries towards implementing the Commission’s ten recommendations. It also presents lessons emerging from midterm reviews in selected countries.
Accountability and transparency are recognized by countries and donors alike as critical elements for reaching MDGs 4 and 5.
14-15 January 2014 | GENEVA - How do RMNCH partners see accountability for women's and children's health today and in the post-2015 era? About 80 key multi-sectoral partners came together in Geneva to discuss global and national challenges and successes in this area. A two-day stakeholder consultation co-chaired by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada focused on progress made towards the Global Strategy and the implementation of the Commission on Information and Accountability’s (COIA) recommendations, recommendations of the independent Expert Review Group’s (iERG) 2013 and a roadmap for the remaining two years of implementation.
3 December 2013 - To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report on Investing in Health, The Lancet launches a special issue from the Commission on Investing in Health. Over the past year the Commission in collaboration with PMNCH, WHO and the University of Washington have led a major process with partners to develop the Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Framework is a response to one of the 2012 iERG recommendations.