Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

The iERG 2013 report

iERG recommendations

In their second 2013 report, the iERG members make six new recommendations in addition to those they made in their 2012 report:

1. Strengthen country accountability: Ministers of Health, together with partners, must demonstrably prioritise and evaluate country-led, inclusive, transparent, and participatory national oversight mechanisms to advance women’s and children’s health

2. Demand global accountability for women and children:advocate for and win an independent accountability mechanism to monitor, review, and continuously improve actions to deliver the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

3. Take adolescents seriously: Include an adolescent indicator in all monitoring mechanisms for women’s and children’s health, and meaningfully involve young people on all policymaking bodies affecting women and children

4. Prioritise quality to reinforce the value of a human-rights-based approach to women’s and children’s health: make the quality of care the route to equity and dignity for women and children

5. Make health professionals count: Deliver an expanded and skilled health workforce, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, which serves women and children with measurable impact

6. Launch a new movement for better data: Make universal and effective Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems a post-2015 development target