Every Woman Every Child Stakeholder Consultation Meeting
The iERG in its 2014 report highlighted the need for an updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health for the post-2015, which was endorsed by stakeholders in November 2014 for launch in September 2015 alongside the Sustainable Development Goals vision and targets.
The meeting in New Delhi was a key milestone on the road to updating the Global Strategy. Over 250 stakeholders have been engaged in 6 work streams and 12 sub work streams.
The work streams developed papers that provided the technical basis for the Global Strategy update based on the gaps and lessons learned in the current Global Strategy and new evidence, including the need to focus on humanitarian settings, critical population groups including newborns and adolescents, neglected issues such as stillbirths and emerging areas such as reproductive health cancers and gender-based violence. Work streams also highlight the build the resilience of health systems, improve the quality of health services and equity in their coverage, promote innovation and research, and work with health-enhancing sectors on issues such as education, women’s political and economic participation, and water, sanitation and hygiene. Gender, equity and human rights were discussed as foundational principles and practical approaches to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
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