21 April 2017

Toolkit to support the implementation of the EWEC Global Strategy at country-level

A new toolkit will support decision makers, health professionals and government officials as they develop and implement investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. The toolkit, developed by the H6, a partnership composed of UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank Group, is available as a resource to help implement the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at country level.

Envisioned as an ongoing effort, the toolkit is a crucial component of the EWEC Global Strategy Operational Framework. It consolidates and systematizes a vast array of existing evidence-based tools and resources, establishing a core set of tools to support countries.

The approach taken by the H6 was to bring together well-documented Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) related planning and implementation tools, to facilitate users’ and developers’ access.

Definition and criteria for inclusion of resources in the toolkit

Definition of a potential resource:

A method, instrument or application that supports country-led implementation through policy making, planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of RMNCAH programmes.

Criteria for inclusion:

  • Programmatic relevance
  • Evidence-based
  • Relevance across the RMNCAH life cycle
  • Multi-stakeholder consensus on its use

From the hundreds of resources considered, 66 were kept in the toolkit following the criteria for selection. The resources were categorized along the programme cycle, the RMNCAH continuum, the nine action areas of the Global Strategy and its guiding principles.

The toolkit will undergo periodical revision. Tools can be added or removed based on their usability, new evidence, assessments and other updates received from users, and partners are encouraged to submit tools that comply with the criteria for inclusion. These tools will be annotated with examples, application experiences and evaluations.

Click here to visit the toolkit.