CFYDDI part of the consultation around the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health convened by world Vision, joined the rest of the Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Maternal Newborn and Child Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), to contribute towards updating the Global Strategy in the context of the post 2015 SDG framework
The overall aim of the consultation was to contribute towards updating the Global strategy in the context of the post 2015 SDG framework.
The specific objectives include.
To review progress on implementation Uganda’s commitment since the 2010 launch of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health by the UN secretary General.
- To identify Key issues of concern and aspiration for improving the health of women, newborns, children and adolescents.
- To generate recommendations for updating the Global Strategy and strengthening the health goal, targets and indicators proposed as part of the sustainable Development Goals.
- The updated Global Strategy for women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, to be launched in September 2015, is a roadmap for ending all preventable deaths of women, Children, and adolescents by 2030 and improving their overall health and well- being, and build upon the 2010-2015 Global Strategy for Woman’s and Children’s Health launched by the UN Secretary- General.
As we transition from the MDGs to the SDGs, its imperative to accelerate momentum for women, children and adolescents!
The updated strategy will support the achievement of women’s, Children’s and adolescents’ health related sustainable development Goals (SDGs) and anticipates a more integrated posted- 2015 development framework in which all countries are supported to attain and sustain their health goals, moving beyond reductions in mortality to a vision of healthy life for all through the life- course. The updated Global Strategy is being developed by a wide range of national, regional and global stakeholders under the umbrella of the Every Woman Every Child movement.
Present on these consultations included
Dr. Peter Eriki – ACHEST welcomed participants to the meeting and re-affirmed that the consultation was part of a larger effort to identify partner priorities and shape collaborative efforts, and noted that the consultation will inform a Citizens’ hearing taking place in April.
Prof. Anthony Mbonye – Commissioner Health services at Ministry of Health Uganda provided an overview of the state of RMNCAH in Uganda – including progress on the 2011 and 2012 commitment to the Global Strategy and key challenges to improved health outcomes. He highlighted the role of different partners in supporting the achievement of the RMNCH+A strategy
Robin Gorna, Executive Director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health flew in from Geneva was in the country and she expressed gratitude to participate. She further stated that this was her first trip out of Geneva ever since her appointment as Executive Director.
She provided an overview of the roadmap for updating the Global Strategy, including the rationale, key milestones, and governance. She also gave a link between the updated Global Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals and concluded with an overview of the PMNCH led Global Strategy consultation process while highlighting the opportunities and entry points for CSOs
The Global Strategy consultation was closed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Resident Representative – Dr. Alemu who was represented by another senior official from WHO.