From safe motherhood, newborn, and child survival partnerships to the continuum of care and accountability: Moving fast forward to 2015

Flavia Bustreo, Jennifer Harris Requejo, Mario Merialdi, Carole Presern, Francisco Songane

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The present paper provides an overview of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, Healthy Newborn Partnership, and Child Survival Partnership and their eventual merge into the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in 2005. The promise and past successes of the PMNCH are highlighted, with a particular focus on the PMNCH's partner-centric approach showing the importance of collaboration for progress. The aims of the strategic framework for 2012-2015 are presented within the context of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, launched in 2010, and growing political momentum to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, respectively). The next 4 years leading to 2015 are critical, and the global community must continue to work together to ensure all women and children are reached with key interventions proven to reduce mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012



  • Child health
  • Continuum of care
  • Newborn health
  • Partnerships
  • Safe motherhood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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