Support to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Reporting Organization:WHO - World Health Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 500,000
Timeframe: March 11, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WHO - World Health Organization

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (100 %)

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This program supports the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)’s work on tracking progress and commitments towards Millenium Development Goals 4 and 5, and developing a core package of interventions for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH). More specifically, it is expected that support to this program contribute to: (1) achieving consensus on the content of MNCH packages of interventions and agreement on how to scale-up; (2) identify research gaps on the content of interventions and map ongoing research; (3) monitor partner financial commitments to MNCH; (4) disseminate and implement a common monitoring and evaluation framework agreed upon by global health initiatives to be used by partners in high-priority countries; (5) track and make publically available progress on MNCH; and (6) undertake and publish work related to reviewing indicators relevant to MNCH and analyze their progress.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2012) include: broadening the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMMCH) Board membership to include the private sector, and conducting advocacy work around the United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. PMNCH also published and extensively disseminated the Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), based on a three-year study identifying the most effective RMNCH interventions. In 2011, PMNCH released the annual report on “Analysing Commitments to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health”. This report is an important accountability tool for tracking commitments to the Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the 2010 G8 Summit. This PMNCH report is also helping to reinforce broader engagement on the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, an international effort to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. These results are improving tracking of global progress on achieving the Millennium Development health goals, and developing more effective interventions to improve the health of mothers, newborns and children.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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