03 March 2016

H6 Partnership

The centrality of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in the Agenda 2030, alongside the evolving global health architecture, provides the opportunity to reaffirm the crucial role of the UN agencies in supporting countries to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents and address universal coverage with quality RMNCAH services, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health services.

In this respect, the six member organizations (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank Group) of the partnerhip formerly known as the H4+ announced that the partnership renamed itself H6 to reflect the full commitment and engagement of the partners. It also reflects the broadened scope of the partnership to support countries to tackle the root causes of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent mortality and morbidity, including gender inequalities and sociocultural and financial barriers (the announcement is available here).

The members of the H6 will provide technical support to high-burden countries in their efforts to implement the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030 and reach the targets of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.