Improving Health Of Women, Children, Adolescents Requires Collective Action From International Community

Devex: Invest in Every Woman Every Child to save a generation within a generation
Amina J. Mohammed, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning

“…As we are currently defining a bold new development agenda that will firmly set the world on a path toward inclusive, sustainable development, the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents must be at the center. … The updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and the Every Woman Every Child movement that supports it, will be the guiding platform for galvanizing action to deliver on the sustainable development goals, driven by country ownership and leadership. By investing in women, children, and adolescents today, and over the next 15 years, we can save a generation, within a generation — while benefiting many more to come. … We must have renewed political commitment and robust leadership, which must be backed up with concrete action and financing at all levels and from all stakeholders, working in partnership…” (5/26).