22 November 2017

Every Woman Every Child in Latin America and the Caribbean

In order to support Latin America and the Caribbean in the adaptation and implementation of the EWEC Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, “A Promise Renewed for the Americas (APR LAC)” was transitioned into the Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Strategy in the region.

Every Woman Every Child Latin America and the Caribbean (EWEC-LAC) main goal is to increase efforts for the reduction of health inequities among and within countries in the region. Some specific issues include violence, adolescent pregnancy, early marriage, HIV, mal-nourishment and disability.

EWEC-LAC  is composed by the Inter-American Development Bank, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund, US Agency for International Development, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the World Bank.

It provides countries in the region with political and technical support to raise social awareness of issues and increase good practices for eradicating RMNCAH inequities. Latin American and Caribbean countries recently agreed to work toward ending the preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents by 2030, and to advance effective actions for that population to thrive and transform the world.

Learn more about EWEC-LAC.