The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) is a global health partnership launched in September 2005 and joins the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) communities into an alliance of some 300 members to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive.
The vision of the PMNCH is a world where all women and children receive the care they need to live healthy, productive lives, while their mission is to support the global health community to work successfully towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5. This is expected to be done by enhancing partners’ interactions and using their comparative advantages to achieve the following objectives:
Build consensus on, and promote evidence-based high-impact interventions and means to deliver them through harmonization;
Contribute to raising US$ 30 billion (for 2009-2015) to improve maternal, newborn and child health through advocacy; and 'track partners' commitments and measurement of progress for accountability.
In 2009, WAHA established a partnership with PMNCH to reach the following objectives:
1. Raise the profile of maternal, newborn and child health issues at global and country levels and mobilizing needed resources
2. Harmonise and scale up coverage rates of effective essential interventions
3. Improve and enhance leadership and governance in maternal, newborn and child health.