25 SEPTEMBER 2012 - How can we do a better job keeping our promises to women and children?
This question was debated at the #RMNCHResults LIVE Tweet Chat organized by PMNCH. The chat featured The Lancet's Editor and the iERG Chair, Richard Horton, and PMNCH Technical Officer Economics, Henrik Axelson, who helped author the PMNCH 2012 Report. The discussion covered major findings from the first iERG report and the 2012 PMNCH report.
The independent Expert Review Group (iERG) had an open dialogue with the stakeholders.
What: iERG open consultation with stakeholders
When: 24 May 2012, 2-6 pm
Where: World Council of Churches, Geneva
Ms Joy Phumaphi of Botswana and Prof Richard Horton of the United Kingdom were selected as co-chairs of the iERG. As recommended by the Selection Panel for the iERG, and with the agreement of all iERG members, it was decided that Richard Horton would assumed the Chair responsibilities for the first two years, to be followed by Joy Phumaphi for the next two years.
All messages from the Chair:
January 22, 2013
As the era of the Millennium Development Goals draws to an end, it is right that countries and the global community compose a balance sheet of credit and debit. Undoubtedly, progress has been achieved in many areas. But not all spheres of global health have shown similar progress. Reductions in maternal mortality have taken place but are hampered by persistent weaknesses in struggling health systems. In recognition of the need to hold all partners accountable for their promises to make progress, the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health established (in 2011) an independent Expert Review Group (iERG) to monitor progress, to review successes and obstacles to success, and to offer remedies to overcome those obstacles. The iERG published its first report in 2012.
May 26, 2012
So what does this year's Assembly mean for women and children? Dr Chan reaffirmed her commitment to women and Africa. And she again threw the weight of her position and WHO behind the Secretary-General's "Every Woman Every Child" initiative.
May 24, 2012
It was an event all of us on the iERG have been looking forward to for months - our first open consultation with stakeholders. On Thursday, May 24, in Geneva at the World Health Assembly, we got what we hoped for.
February 15, 2012
Please save this date. On May 24 in Geneva, the iERG will be holding a stakeholder consultation at the World Council of Churches from 2-6 pm. We have room for 200 participants, and further details will be provided shortly about pre-registration. In the meantime, please mark your calendars. We want to see you in Geneva!
February 1, 2012
Let me introduce you to a new section on our Website: A call for submissions of documentation for good practice and obstacles for achieving accountability in women’s and children’s health.
We hope that all partners committed to improving the health of women and children will consider submitting evidence or ideas to us.
November 23, 2011
Welcome to the first news update from the independent Expert Review Group, created earlier this year by the UN Secretary General to follow up the work of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health and the Commission on Information and Accountability.
HAVE YOUR SAY!