Consultation on Zero Draft Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health

February 2, 2015   World

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Zero Draft Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' HealthLaunched in September 2010 by the UN Secretary-General, the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health has contributed to significant progress worldwide for women’s and children’s survival and health. An updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health will build on new evidence, including the need to focus on critical population groups such as newborns, adolescents and those living in fragile and conflict settings, build the resilience of health systems, improve the quality of health services and equity in their coverage, and work with health-enhancing sectors on issues such as women’s empowerment, education, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) of which IF is a member, is serving as a platform to share information and facilitate multi-stakeholder discussion to support the development of the updated Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health, due to launch in September 2015 in support of the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. NGOs members have a crucial voice in this process, and we encourage you to make your views heard by taking the consultation survey on PMNCH's interactive online consultation hub. The second round survey is online until 5th June. All feedback provided through this consultation process will be considered in the development of the final version of the Strategy set to launch at the UN General Assembly in September.