Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

iERG report 2014: a new vision for RMNCH and accountability after 2015

21 September 2014 | NEW YORK - "Health should be at the centre of sustainable development. Accountability will be an important part of the new development agenda", proclaimed Ban Ki-moon in May, 2014. What mechanisms will the post-2015 era offer to advance and sustain progress in women's and children's health?
The iERG reflects on this in the new 2014 report Every Woman, Every Child: a Post-2015 Vision. This third out of four iERG's reports proposes a radical new vision to advance RMNCH and accountability before and after the end of the MDGs.

IWD 2014: protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights

8 March 2014 - On International Women's Day, we, the members of the independent Expert Review Group on Women's and Children's Health, call on all leaders to work to create comprehensive policies, regulations, laws, and substantial investments to redress political, economic, and social inequities for women, adolescents and children.
On this day, we invite all of us to keep sexual and reproductive health and rights at the top of the international health and development agenda.
A just world depends on fulfilling the rights of women, adolescents and children.
The achievement of those rights will be a benefit to all peoples.

International Human Rights Day 2013: seeking a new normal

10 December 2013 | GENEVA - "We seek a new normal, where the right of every woman and every child to health is prioritized by all". Joy Phumaphi, the iERG Chair, addressed the participants of the Consultation on Applying Human Rights to Women’s and Children’s Health that took place in Oslo, 5-6 December 2013, on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day. The Oslo Consultation provided a forum for a broader discussion and sharing of experiences of impact of implementation of a rights based approach to health service delivery. Participants marked a significant progress that has been made in further articulating the importance of human rights as a foundation for improving health.

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Key functions of the iERG:

- To assess the extent to which all stakeholders honour their commitments to the Global Strategy and the Commission; including the US$ 40 billion of commitments made in September 2010

- To review progress in implementation of the recommendations of the Commission

- To assess progress towards greater transparency in the flow of resources and achieving results

- To identify obstacles to implementing both the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations

- To identify good practice, including in policy and service delivery, accountability arrangements and value-for-money approaches relating to the health of women and children

- To make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the accountability framework developed by the Commission

iERG events at UNGA 2014

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World Health Organization
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1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
ierg_secretariat@who.int

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