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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Measurement and accountability for maternal, newborn and child health: fit for 2030?

Abstract
Summary box
At the onset of the Sustainable Development Goals, in 2015, a group of global health experts delivered a call to action for an improved measurement system for women’s and children’s health.

Five principles were defined, including having a focused set of core indicators, making data relevant to countries, investing in innovations, embedding equity measures and supportive global leadership.

Five years later, in 2020, a second meeting reviewed progress against these principles and identified gaps and opportunities for investment in the coming decade.

The greatest opportunity now is to make an intentional shift from global to local actions that strengthen measurement systems in the locations where they are needed.

Greater country ownership of the measurement and accountability agenda is needed to promote more context-specific actions that reflect multisectoral realities, and that are supported by a responsive and adaptable measurement community.
Year of Publication
2020
Journal
BMJ Global Health
Volume
5
Number
Number of Pages
5(7): e002697
Date Published
2020 Jul 5
Type of Article
Research article
Publisher
URL
https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/7/e002697
DOI
10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002697