09 March 2015

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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View the Global Strategy Stakeholders Meeting agenda. 

Presentations from the Stakeholders Meeting:

  • View CK Mishra’s Presentation on Operationalization Strategies for Women’s, Children’s & Adolescents’ Health. 
  • View Dr Shyama Kuruvilla’s presentation on the Conceptual Framework for the updated Global Strategy
  • View Dr Ado JG Muh‎ammad’s presentation on country leadership on operationalizing strategies for women’s and children’s health.
  • View Richard Horton’s presentation on what has been achieved in the current Global Strategy and concrete recommendations for a Global Strategy 2.0. 
  • View Nana Kuo’s presentation on the Progress Report on the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health 2010-2015. 
  • View Pascal Zurn’s presentation on health workforce and resilient health Systems. 
  • View a presentation on ending preventable child and maternal deaths. 
  • View Jyoti Sanghera’s presentation for the Human Rights sub group. 
  • View Rajat Khosla’s presentation the humanitarian and sustainable development contiguum: every women, every child, every setting. 
  • View Kumanan Rasanathan’s presentation on socio-economic, political and economic economic determinants.
  • View Karlee Silver’s presentation on innovation marketplaces. 
  • View Robin Gorna’s presentation on Next Steps, Key Milestones and Deliverables
  • Click here to view additional summaries from the Global Strategy Stakeholders Meeting.