Every Woman Every Child is mobilizing hundreds of partners for maximum effect, with more than 300 organizations having made commitments to advance the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. All partners have an important role to play: governments and policymakers, donor countries and philanthropic institutions, the United Nations and other multilateral organizations, civil society, the business community, health workers and their professional associations, and academic and research institutions.
Those interested can make a contribution to the Every Woman Every Child movement by making a commitment to implement activities that help to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. All commitments advancing goals outlined in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health are encouraged, particularly those that are long term (e.g. over several years), are sustainable (e.g. public private partnerships with sustainable business models) and innovative (e.g. innovative policies, new low cost technologies, innovative partnerships, innovative business models).
Most importantly, commitments to the Global Strategy must have measurable impact. Commitments should be framed as transparently as possible, and with an emphasis on measurability to support tracking and monitoring to enhance the impact of commitments to the Global Strategy.
Each commitment maker will be required to report annually on progress related to implementation of their commimtment, beginning at one year after making a commimtment.
This catalogue of commitments sets out how partners will contribute to achieving better health for women and children around the world, contributing to some of Every Woman Every Child's key outcomes. These include saving 16 million lives by 2015, preventing 33 million unwanted pregnancies, protecting 120 millions of children from pneumonia and 88 million children from stunting, advancing the control of deadly diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and ensuring access for women and children to quality facilities and skilled health workers.
We have already seen remarkable progress—funding has been increased and US$ 34.2 billion of all committed funds has been disbursed as of May 2014, numerous commitments have been implemented and enhanced, new partners have come on board, policies improved and services strengthened on the ground.
Choose from the menu at the right to explore commitments made to date in support of Every Woman Every Child.