The Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) released their position paper on UHC and the G7 this week in advance of the G7 Health Experts Working Group meeting. The paper calls on the G7 to make explicit commitments to providing essential services for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health as part of any UHC framework. The paper puts forward these specific asks.
- Ensure women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health are a frontrunner for UHC
- Leave no one behind
- Build integrated and resilient health systems
- Strengthen national health plans with meaningful multi-stakeholder participation
- Mobilise sufficient, equitable and sustainable financing
- Improve coordination and accountability.
The paper has been circulate to the members of the G7 Health Experts Working Group and PMNCH will be undertaking G7 advocacy on UHC and SRMNCH in the lead-up to the Ise-Shima Summit.
PMNCH is a coalition based out of the WHO. It brings together reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance of members across seven constituencies.
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