Global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

Launched in September 2010 by the UN Secretary-General, the Global strategy for women's and children's health has contributed to significant improvement worldwide in women's and children's survival and health.  

Strong progress has been made toward the vision to end all preventable maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent deaths within a generation but there are still remaining issues and new challenges that need to be addressed as we transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

An updated Global strategy for women's, children's, and adolescents' Health is currently being drafted. It will build on new evidence, including the need to focus on critical population groups such as newborns, adolescents and those living in fragile and conflict settings, build the resilience of health systems, improve the quality of health services and equity in their coverage.