WHO resolves to ensure women and children thrive
World Health Assembly agrees to foster sustainable positive change to impact families
GENEVA — The World Health Assembly — also known as the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) — recently agreed to implement strategies focused on women’s and children’s health.
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health aims to ensure women, children and adolescents around the world survive and thrive by 2030.
“The strategy, and the new operational framework, place a strong emphasis on country leadership,” reads a statement from the WHO. “They highlight the need to strengthen accountability at all levels through monitoring national progress and increasing capacity to collect and analyse data. They underscore the importance of developing a sustainable evidence-informed health financing strategy, as well as strengthening health systems and building partnerships with a range of actors across different sectors.”