Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Tanzania multi-country workshop: strengthening accountability for women's and children's health

Delegations of ten sub-Saharan African countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe - met in Dar Es Salaam to put forward the Accountability Commission’s accountability framework by developing country roadmaps.

The Multi-country workshop, organized by WHO together with partners and hosted by the Government of Tanzania, brought together more than 100 key stakeholders from ministries of health and the partner community to discuss and develop country roadmaps to further enhance results and accountability for women's and children's health in particular and the health sector as a whole.

Specific objectives included:

  • orient key stakeholders about the context and implications of the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health;
  • assess the current situation in terms of progress and plans, opportunities and challenges for implementing the recommendations, and identify priority actions;
  • building on existing plans and frameworks, develop a country roadmap for enhancing accountability with costed activities for the next 4 years outlining how the gaps and priorities will be addressed and implemented;
  • establish a shared understanding of the work required and the roles and responsibilities of each partner to implement the roadmap.

The Tanzania workshop, part of a series of regional workshops that will ultimately cover 75 priority countries, is part of the action plan for implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health.

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Hon. Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Hadji Hussein Mponda, delivering his speech during the opening of the Multi-country workshop on accountability for women’s and children’s health, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 13 Feb 2012