Project profile — Support to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health


WHO - World Health Organization (41143)
2011-03-11 - 2012-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (50.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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