The H4+ Partnership: Joint country support to improve women’s and children’s health, Progress report 2012

No. of pages: 56

Publication date: June 2013

Author: WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, UNAIDS, the World Bank

Publisher: WHO

H4+ is an initiative of collective leadership and a collaborative effort by six agencies within the United Nations system (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank). Together, they provide harmonized support to countries in their efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and work towards realizing the objectives of the Global Strategy.

H4+ was initially established before the Global Strategy and focused on advancing maternal and newborn health in support of MDGs 4 and 5. After the 2010 launch of the Global Strategy, the focus of H4+ was expanded to include reproductive health, child health, and the task of helping countries put into action their commitments under the Global Strategy for the integrated package of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services.

This report includes an assessment of the support the H4+ partnership has provided to countries in reaching their reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) goals.