Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

1st report of the independent Expert Review Group

The UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, Every Woman Every Child, was launched in September, 2010 to accelerate progress towards MDGs 4 (child survival) and 5 (maternal and reproductive health). A critical part of this strategy was the creation of an accountability mechanism to ensure that commitments to women’s and children’s health were being delivered on time and with impact. The UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health reported in 2011. One of the Commission’s 10 recommendations was the creation of an independent Expert Review Group (iERG) to report regularly to the UN Secretary-General on the results and resources related to the Global Strategy, and on progress in implementing the Commission’s recommendations.

Launch of the 1st iERG report:
Every Woman Every Child: from commitments to action

This is the first of the four annual reviews that the iERG will complete up to and including the Millennium Development Goal target date of 2015.

This first 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.

Contact us

iERG Secretariat
World Health Organization
20, avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
ierg_secretariat@who.int

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