Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

The iERG 2012 report

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The first iERG report summarises progress on the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health and the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health.


Executive summary


  • Every Woman, Every Child: an early progress report
  • Implementing accountability: delivering the CoIA’s recommendations
  • Identifying successes, overcoming obstacles
  • Recommendations for strengthening accountability





  • Annex 1: Evidence submitted to the iERG
  • Annex 2: Evidence commissioned by the iERG
  • Annex 3: The 75 countries with 98% of the world’s maternal and child mortality
  • Annex 4: Core indicators for monitoring country progress in implementing the Commission’s recommendations
  • Annex 5: Country progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5
  • Annex 6: Country data by 2012 priority recommendation

Case Studies

  • Malawi: advancing newborn survival
  • Rwanda: prioritising family planning
  • Bangladesh: female education and child survival
  • Peru: engaging citizens to promote the right to health
  • Brazil: tackling child malnutrition to reduce health disparities
  • Mexico City: a legal abortion programme
  • Nigeria: scaling up sexuality education nationwide
  • Brazil, Peru: upholding a woman’s human right to health